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Special Applications

Special applications of battery are possible to be charged in areas such as medical, domestic violence and sports.  A doctor who fails to obtain informed consent for non-emergency treatment may be charged with a civil and/or criminal offense, including a battery, for the unauthorized touching of the plaintiff’s person. 

If persons are harmed by leached chemicals or fumes in the air, ground, or water, they may sue for illegal disposal of toxic/hazardous materials as well as toxic battery.  A special application of battery can be charged in cases where sports players used excessive force in their tactics, to the detriment or harm of other players.  The most recurring ones of all torts and crimes involving domestic relations involve charges of battery.

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