Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false by writing T or F in the answer column.
1. While the term malpractice is usually applied to physicians, dentists, attorneys, and accountants, it may be applied to all professionals. 1. ____________
2. Good Samaritan laws provide medical professionals who render routine care or treatment to individual’s immunity from malpractice lawsuits. 2. ____________
3. The four elements of a malpractice lawsuit are duty, breach, proximate cause, and damages. 3. ____________
4. In determining whether a defendant has breached his or her duty in a malpractice lawsuit, the defendant’s act or failure to act is measured against the standard of care required by a reasonable professional in the same field. 4. ____________
5. A psychiatrist who learns from a patient that the patient intends to do harm to another has the legal duty to inform the intended victim or the authorities. 5. ____________
6. A pharmacist can be sued if he or she dispenses multiple medications that, when taken together, cause injury. 6. ___________
7. Nurses cannot be found to be negligent because they work under the direct supervision of a doctor. 7. ___________
8. A financial planner can be sued for deliberately obstructing his or her client’s desire to transfer one or more accounts to another professional. 8. ___________
9. Accounting professionals have a duty only to their client. 9. ___________
10. An accountant who deliberately falsifies financial data can be charged only with negligence. 10. ___________
11. An insurance agent or broker can be charged with negligence only if he or she cancels a policy against the wishes of the owner. 11. ___________
12. An insurance agent or broker can be charged with negligence for failing to recommend appropriate amounts of insurance coverage. 12. ___________
13. An architect who designs a building that is later destroyed in a windstorm cannot be charged with negligence because architects have no control over the weather. 13. ___________
14. Clergy cannot be charged with negligence. 14. ___________
15. Directors and officers of corporations can be charged with breach of their duty resulting from action or inaction. 15. ___________

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