Hospital might be liable for physician misconduct

May 2008
ED Management;May2008, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p57
The article focuses on a potential liability exposure for the hospital where the emergency department (ED) is located and the emergency medicine (EM) group if their physician is arrested for misconduct. Such a liability is a result of several theories, including negligent hiring. Health care lawyer Thomas H. Taylor suggests to take appropriate disciplinary action if allegations are founded. Another attorney, Scott A. Edelstein, also stresses the need for the group to discipline the physician in accordance with its policies.


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