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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016     Views: 4251

A great place to start a search is FastCase, a database that contains full-text court opinions from Federal and state courts.  This database can be accessed through the Rasmussen College Online Library (Find Articles > Database A-Z List) or through the Resources tab in your online class (click Search eResources to access the Database A-Z List). (View the video below for a quick demonstration.)

FastCase defaults to "Quick Caselaw Search."  If you want to search ALL caselaw, type keywords in the textbox at the top of the page and click Search.

Some keywords to consider are: "intentional tort"   patient   injury   hospital   doctor   clinic   "medical record"

Note:  If you are interested in searching a particular jurisdiction, use the Advanced Case Search option.

Click on the title to view the case in full text.

Articles reporting court opinions discussing intentional torts and an injury of a patient can also be found in newspaper, magazine, and other periodicals.  There are several library databases that can be searched to find this information including:

Best results will be achieved if keywords are used in searching these databases.  For more information, consult the Research page of the School of Health Sciences Guide.

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Comments (1)

  1. Thank You for the information. I have the same assignment and I am currently researching as we speak.
    by Shanel Sandoval on Oct 19, 2014.