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Sweeney Law FirmStrict LiabilityStrict liability, also known as absolute liability, is the legal doctrine that assigns responsibility for damages or injuries even if the person or company that was responsible for the damage or injury was not at fault or negligent. Generally, most liabiSweeney Law FirmSwallowing Difficulties and Aspiration PneumoniaAspiration is caused by stomach contents and food being misdirected from the esophagus and stomach into the throat and lungs. Studies have shown that dysphagia carries a sevenfold increased risk of aspiration pneumonia and is an independent predictor oSweeney Law FirmThe Feres DoctrineFERES V. UNITED STATES, 340 U. S. 135 (1950) U.S. Supreme Court Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950) Feres v. United States Argued October 12, 1950 Decided December 4, 1950* 340 U.S. 135 CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOSweeney Law FirmUnauthorized treatment or lack of informed consentInformed consent is the consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or to their participation in a clinical study after being provided all of the necessary information and having achieved an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the Sweeney Law FirmUrinary IncontinenceUrinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is severe enough to cause social or physical consequences for the individual experiencing it. Urinary incontinence affects 35% of all adults and 50% of those residing in long-term carSweeney Law FirmVicarious LiabilityVicarious liability imposes responsibility upon one person for the failure of another. The word "vicarious" means to take the place of another person or thing; so another party taking legal responsibility for the actions of another. The plaintiff in a m