It was two storeys high; showed no window, nothing but a door on the lower storey and a blind forehead of discoloured wall on the upper; and bore in every feature, the marks of prolonged and sordid negligence
. The door, which was equipped with neither bell nor knocker, was blistered and distained.
Stevenson, 1932 S.L.T.317 (1932), "The liability for negligence
, whether you style it such or treat it as in other systems as a species of'culpa' is no doubt based upon a general public sentiment of moral wrongdoing for which the offender must pay." Crimes are more immoral than torts, thus, the common law limited tort remedies to compensation except in egregious instances that justify punitive damages.
Is it any wonder that we are seeing a dramatic rise in cases of medical negligence
? Medical negligence
- also known as clinical negligence
, is a failure to provide care which meets the standard accepted level, resulting in harm, injury or death.
"Resident #1 died because of the facility's negligence
." Those sobering words recently appeared on the statement of deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) for a nursing facility.
A US court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.US District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, Louisiana, found that BP was guilty of "gross negligence
" ahead of the rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
continued yesterday and avoiding today.
South Dakota is the only jurisdiction left in the United States that clings to a species of the archaic and ill-conceived comparative negligence
law commonly referred to as the "slight-gross " rule.
Texas Supreme Court Closes 'Trapdoor' of Pretrial Negligence
ISLAMABAD -- A minor girl on Monday lost her limb due to alleged negligence
of the doctors at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, parents claimed.
Summary: Darbhanga (Bihar) [India], June 26 (ANI): A case of medical negligence
from Darbhanga Medical College Hospital has come into light after an orthopaedic doctor plastered the wrong hand of the boy who fell from a mango tree.
QUETTA: Pregnant woman died due to negligence
of doctors in Tehsil Buleda area of district Kech owing to the absence of basic health facilities in area here on Friday.
Deaths by negligence
are not new in our part of the world.
Maryland is one of but five United States jurisdictions that adhere to the ancient rule that contributory negligence
is an absolute bar to a tort recovery for negligence
1 Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP (Birmingham) Irwin Mitchell (Birmingham) Lanyon Bowdler (Shrewsbury) Shoosmiths (Birmingham) 2 Harrison Clark Rickerbys (Worc'str) Higgs & Sons (Brierley Hill) 3 Brindley Twist Tafft & James (Coventry) GHP Legal (Oswestry) Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham) Thompsons Solicitors LLP (Birmingham) Wright Hassall LLP (Birmingham) ANTHONY Collins Solicitors LLP's clinical negligence
practice has 'a culture of making clients feel valued, reassured and comfortable during what is a very anxious time in their lives'.
08-98744, 6 pages), the Washtenaw County Circuit Court denied the defendant's motion for summary disposition, ruling that a material question of fact existed regarding gross negligence