res ipsa loquitur


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res ipsa loquitur

(reɪs ˌɪpsɑː ˈlɒkwɪtə)
(Law) law the thing or matter speaks for itself
[Latin]
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Noun1.res ipsa loquitur - a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
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res ip·sa lo·qui·tur

L. res ipsa loquitor, evidente, que habla por sí mismo.
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However, the owner insisted that the Council omitted to cut the branches above the roof of his house, allowed the tree to rot, making it dangerous and did not take any preventative measures to avoid the damage, invoking the rule of res ipsa loquitur, i.
The jury is the one that determines whether a plaintiff can invoke either the res ipsa loquitur doctrine or the "common knowledge" rule to obviate the need for an expert witness.
The jury is the one who determines whether a plaintiff can invoke either the res ipsa loquitur doctrine or the "common knowledge" rule to obviate an expert witness.
Common-law courts answered this question using three tests: proximity, probable desistance, and res ipsa loquitur.
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When asked to definitely identify what caused the nerve damage, the patient invoked the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (presumed negligence during surgery).
The instant petition is based on res ipsa loquitur (facts are evidence)", the petitioner plead.
On July 9, 2007, Tracy filed suit alleging that: 1) the surgeon was negligent-his treatment fell below applicable standard of care; 2) as a result, Tracy suffered permanent injury; and 3) the surgeon's negligence could also be inferred from the application of the doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur (RIL).
It has been suggested that when bringing a common law action based on negligence the acquisition of an infection from the hospital should be regarded as prima facie evidence of negligence by somebody employed by the hospital, and that the principle of res ipsa loquitur or 'the facts speak for themselves' should apply.
There is a Latin saying Res ipsa loquitur, the thing speaks for itself.
At the close of Kimberly's case the defendants moved for a directed verdict on both the issues of liability and Kimberly's alternative theory that the doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur (RIL) was applicable in the case.