Q. I need to find a case that shows a patient was injured by an intentional tort

We are supposed to write a minimum of 500 words explaining the facts of the case, how the injury occurred, and how the injury could have been prevented. The case that we choose should focus on medical law and we should also analyze how the law specifically applies to our case. Mostly I need to figure out how to find a case like this.

Answer

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.

Use the Quick Caselaw Search box and type in "intentional tort" and injury and hospital or go to Advanced Caselaw Search on the left-hand side.

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

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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  • Last Updated Oct 12, 2018
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  • Answered By Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian

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  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.