proximate cause


: a cause that directly or with no intervening agency produces an effect
whether the negligence was the proximate cause of the pneumoniaThe Journal of the American Medical Association

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“Proximate cause.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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