Defending Hospitals Against Vicarious Liability Claims

, New York Law Journal


In their Medical Malpractice Defense column, John L.A. Lyddane is a senior partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell, Barbara D. Goldberg, a partner at the firm, write that there are many situations where a hospital can successfully defend against a claim of vicarious liability for a non-employee physician, and that measures clarifying the status of treating physicians may even be taken prospectively in an attempt to limit vicarious exposure.

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