This Comment examines the significance and development of the doctrine of corporate hospital liability, under which hospitals are legally accountable for the negligence of their staff physicians. The author concludes that the courts that have adopted this principle have ignored basic procedural and organizational realities of hospital and medical practice, which make the imposition of corporate liability unsound. The author argues that the more logical defendants are those staff physicians who are aware of the negligent physician's incompetence and fail to take reasonable steps to prevent the plaintiff's injury.
James B. Cohoon,
Piercing the Doctrine of Corporate Hospital Liability,
San Diego L. Rev.
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