Apparent Authority : Cordero V. Christ

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Apparent Authority: Cordero v. Christ

Patti Maisner

Kaplan University

Apparent Authority: Cordero v. Christ
Introduction

In today’s world, more healthcare facilities are operated by managed care. These types of facilities are use outside contractors to keep costs low. One type of scenario would be anesthesiologists or specialized doctors working at hospitals to treat patients, in doing so, the hospital pays only for time worked instead of having a full-time staff that is not occupied all of the time. In the case of Cordero v. Christ, Christ Hospital contracted an anesthesiologist whose work brought harm to a patient. Because the hospital did not have preponderance evidence showing Respondeat Superior, the jury brought summary judgement thus awarding the Corderos damages from both the principal and the contractor by way of Apparent Authority and Vicarious Liability. Had the principal and contractor worked with an agreement, and followed guidelines set down by a risk management team, the summary judgement make not have happened. Unfortunately, neither party protected themselves as they could’ve by having the simplest of things, like their own logoed uniforms, a contract, and contracts for patients so sign like disclaimers and waivers. On September 14, 2003 the plaintiff, Mrs. Cordero also diabetic, woke up being sick enough to go to the emergency room at Christ’s hospital. Being diagnosed with renal failure, Mrs. Cordero was…
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