A surgeon leaving a sponge inside someone's body when they sew the patient up.
Give an example of res ispa loquitor
Quote from: boxergirl on December 05, 2004, 03:06:03 AMA surgeon leaving a sponge inside someone's body when they sew the patient up.It could be, but it might be simple negligence instead. How?
The lawnmower? I'm gonna say that is not res ipsa loquitor either. The owner is responsible for the proper use of the lawnmower. The lawnmower getting loose is negligence as soon as the mower causes some harm.Res ipsa loquitor:Some harm occurs to P. There is no readily identifiable act of negligence, but we can show that the harm would not have occurred if the D had exercised reasonable care. Here's a case: Seavers v. Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, 9 S.W.3d 86 , (Tenn. 1999)