standard of care



Degree of care an ordinary, reasonable, and prudent person would exercise in given circumstances. Used as a test of liability in cases of negligence, this standard is not applied uniformly on all persons because varying degrees of reasonableness may be expected from a minor (infant), an unskilled person, or a professional such as a doctor. See also duty of care.

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  • I wanted my grandpa to be taken to that place because they had a really high standard of care and would help him a lot.

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  • The standard of care was only what any reasonable person would do in that emergency situation so the court ruled he acted responsibly.

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  • Having a good standard of care around the office will ensure that all of your companies possessions are treated properly.

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