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Vicarious Liability

Posted on:7/26/2012
A suit against an institution or supervising entity in malpractice claim serves a number of purposes, the primary one being to encourage institutional responsibility. Suit against an institution affiliated with the negligent doctor also affords a victim practical benefits.


A suit against an institution or supervising entity in malpractice claim serves a number of purposes, the primary one being to encourage institutional responsibility. Suit against an institution affiliated with the negligent doctor also affords a victim practical benefits.

 

If an institution, through legal precepts, is liable for its agent's acts, the plaintiff may satisfy any money judgment against the institution if the negligent doctor is insolvent or has insufficient assets. If the institution itself is determined to have injured the plaintiff through its own negligence, the plaintiff may satisfy a judgment against either the institution or the negligent doctor. The availability of institutional insurance may enhance the opportunity for a victim to recover fully for his or her injuries and may also facilitate pretrial settlements.

 

An institution's liability for a medical professional's negligence in the institution will turn upon numerous factors, including the institution's legal relationship with the professional; the institution's legal obligation to those entrusted to the care of the professional; and the institution's knowledge of, and acquiescence or participation in, the events constituting or contributing to the negligence

 

When the breach of duty is perpetrated by an individual in an institutional setting (or with institutional affiliation), the institution or entity may incur liability either vicariously (for the acts of its agent or servant) or as a result of its own negligence. Although both theories are grounded in negligence, vicarious responsibility imputes the negligent conduct of an actor to the supervising entity, even if that entity has been free from fault. The institution or entity, through its acts or omissions, may itself owe and breach a duty of care to the plaintiff, in which case it can be found liable for its own negligence.


  
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