Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Legal Aspects of Medicine
Slide content:Tort Law and Malpractice 6. 2 Chart: Diagram showing how Tort law is the part of private or civil law that deals with malpractice (OSHU, 2010). 13
Slide notes:A previous lecture in this unit introduced the concept of tort law. This subcategory of civil law deals with something that one person has done to another that has resulted in harm and does not come out of a contractual relationship. The main two types of torts are intentional torts and negligent torts. Most claims of medical malpractice fall under the category of tort law, and the majority of these are based on a theory of negligence. 13