VICARIOUS LIABILITY

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This article discusses how employers such as Hospitals can be vicariously liable for the torts of their employees, particularly doctors, nurses and other ancillary services that are committed during the course of employment. This can be a very complex medicolegal area in healthcare when negligence and employer responsibility come in to play. The standard of care is discussed as related to the legal issues discussed within.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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