In a personal injury case, a breach of care must be shown to demonstrate the way in which the defendant failed to uphold their duty of care. This breach of care often varies with the specifications of each situation, and often manifests in forms of negligence or medical malpractice. While more extreme cases of malpractice and negligence may be more obvious and easier to identify, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the proper duty of care for the defendant in certain cases. For this reason, it is always important to consider the various types of care standards that different professionals and individuals must uphold to avoid contributing to personal injury.
Business Owners and Duty of Care
For personal injury cases in which a person is injured due to a hazard on the property of a business, the business owner may be responsible for a breach in their duty of care. In these cases, the business owner is responsible for reducing or eliminating potential hazards from their premises as much as possible. In keeping their property safe from hazards, they are acting responsible and preventing potential injuries. If the business owner fails to do this, or fails to provide a solution to these risks as they arise, they are susceptible to a lawsuit.
Medical Professionals and Duty of Care
When a medical professional fails to uphold a standard of care, their patients can suffer, and therefore become victims of medical negligence or malpractice. For this reason especially, it is crucial that medical professionals take the proper precautionary measures, follow protocol, and provide care that both demonstrates their competency as a professional and has the best interests of the patient in mind. An example of this would be if a doctor fails to discuss potential risks of a procedure with a patient prior to the treatment, in which case, they fail to obtain informed consent.
Product Manufacturers and Duty of Care
There are also cases in which the manufacturer of a product has a duty of care in the production, transportation, and handling of their products. If a person is harmed due to a factor that falls within those duties of the manufacturer, such as faulty equipment or an accident caused by poor packaging during transport, then the manufacturer may be liable for the accident.
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