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By Dana C. McWay

This new booklet is a vital felony reference or study software for any physician's workplace, or execs practising within the Allied health and wellbeing, Public future health or medical institution and well-being Care management fields. Managers of healthiness info have a qualified stake in knowing the felony specifications designed to defend healthiness care details.

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By Dana C. McWay

This new booklet is a vital felony reference or study software for any physician's workplace, or execs practising within the Allied health and wellbeing, Public future health or medical institution and well-being Care management fields. Managers of healthiness info have a qualified stake in knowing the felony specifications designed to defend healthiness care details.

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It is the natureof a trial that one party must lose, either in wholeor in part. The losing party at trialmay then decide to appeal. If so, the lawsuit moves to the intermediate appellate court. Appellate courts differ dramatically fromtrial courts in that the appellate court looks tothe record of events at trial todetermine if error in law or procedure occurred, which would warrant reversal or modification of the result reached at trial. In an appellate court, there is no testimony of witnesses or introduction of exhibits.

The trial judge announces his or her decision by saying that the objection is sustained or is overruled and the case proceeds. After the plaintiff has called all of her witnesses and introduced her remaining evidence, such as exhibits, the plaintiff rests her case. At that time, the defendant can ask the court to rule in the defendant's favor because the plaintiff has failed to prove her case. This request is called a motion for directed verdict. If the trial judge grants the motion, the law- Court Systernsand Legal Procedures 31 suit stops; if denied, the trial proceeds with the defendant presenting his case.

The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 allows hospitals to summarily suspend or restrict medical privileges to avoid imminent danger to patients, provided that the procedures specified by the act are followed. Further discussion of the act is provided in Chapter 9. In sum, hospitals have a duty to assure that their medical staffs are competent. Failure to perform this duty may result in a finding of direct liability tothe patient. Such liabilityis discussed later in thischapter under the section on corporate negligence.

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