By Ronald L. Eisenberg M.D., J.D. (auth.)
Practically each radiologist would get advantages from an all-encompassing advisor to malpractice matters in radiology. Dr. Ronald Eisenberg, a hugely revered writer within the box, has prepare a entire connection with supply radiologists with an advent to malpractice concerns and a easy figuring out in their relationships with executive regulatory enterprises and HMOs. This softcover publication will aspect the mechanics of a lawsuit, how radiologists can develop into the item of a malpractice motion, and what they could do to reduce capability exposure.
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8 Berlin L. Liability of attending physicians when supervising residents. AJR 1998;171:295-298. 9 Bakerv. Story, 621 SW2d 639 (TexApp 1981). 10 Klein v Boyle et aI, 776 F Supp 285 (West. Dis. VA 1991). 11 McCullough v Hutzel Hospital, 276 NW2d 569 (MichApp 1979). 30 Vicarious Liability 12 Rouse v Pitt County Memorial Hospital et ai, 470 SE2d 44 (NC 1996). 13 Berlin L. Liability of attending physicians when supervising residents. AJR 1998;171:295-298. 14 Spigos D, Freedy L, Mueller C. AJR 1996;167:1089-1090.
Thus various officials in state university or public hospitals, including program directors and department chairs, are protected from liability incurred during performance of their administrative duties. 2o Therefore, there is a greater likelihood that a chairperson in a private hospital will be held liable for "administrative malpractice" than one in a state- or municipally-owned hospital. 21 Liability for Acts of Partners Partners are legally considered agents of each other. " Hospital Liability for Acts of Physicians As charitable institutions, hospitals historically were granted absolute immunity from tort liability and any application of the doctrine of respondeat superior.
Known legally as respondeat superior (literally, "let the person higher up answer"), the Latin term derives historically from the liability of a servant that was imputed to the master. In the contemporary medical setting, it refers to the liability relationships among staff physicians and nurses, technologists, and residents, or between hospitals and physicians. It is important to remember that staff radiologists may be held liable for the actions of their technologists or residents, even though their own conduct may have been completely blameless.
Radiology and the Law: Malpractice and Other Issues by Ronald L. Eisenberg M.D., J.D. (auth.)