Assumption of Risk

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Assumption of Risk

1. In law, an agreement by which one party takes on the risk of another party, often for some compensation.

2. In torts, a defense in a lawsuit in which the defendant argues that the plaintiff took a risky action after having been informed of risks in such a way that a reasonable person would understand such risks. This limits the defendant's liability in the lawsuit. However, some states limit the use of the assumption of risk defense.
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Better knowledge of warning signs/symptoms and complications would translate into faster and better identification of stroke, it may lead to improved attitudes, and if translated into health-seeking behaviour/practices would result in improved patient outcomes, whereas knowledge of risk factors and preventive strategies if translated into lifestyle modification would go a long way in reducing the morbidity and mortality due to stroke as well as burden on the health system in India.
In this study, independent sample t-test was used to test whether there were significant differences between the means of the participants' responses in relation to their general knowledge about BC, knowledge of symptoms of BC, knowledge of risk factors of BC, total awareness of BC, and attitudes toward BC treatment, according to their faculty (humanities or science).
I am truly happy to announce this acquisition, as it supports our strategy to combine our knowledge of risk, data analysis skills and financial strength with the technological expertise of relayr.
"This acquisition is a clear example of our strategy: we are combining our own knowledge of risk, data analysis skills and financial strength with relayr's technological expertise.
Wider knowledge of risk factors and greater access to mental health treatment would ensure help to those who feel life has nothing to offer.
Brian will serve as a member of QualiTests Board of Directors and the Global Management Team, using his knowledge of risk and project management as well as his experience in a company of more than 20,000 professionals in 14 countries.
Insurers and brokers should, just by the sheer size of their databases, have a far greater knowledge of risk and various outcomes than an individual client.
Knowledge of risk factors & early detection methods and practices towards breast cancer among nurses in Indira Gandhi medical college, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Because the knowledge of risk of hazards from contamination could reduce sale prices and demand per the Plaintiffs' appraiser, the court found that the relative risk of hazards to human health was admissible for a jury to consider.
We hypothesized that literature about knowledge of risk and ED would be scarce compared to studies about prevailing risk factors and women's screening behaviour.
He added that knowledge of risk management and data analytics are "critical tools" for the success of internal audit.
Cardiovascular disease burden: evolving knowledge of risk factors in myocardial infarction and stroke through population-based research and perspectives in global prevention.
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