Who Can Be Held Accountable For The Medical Malpractice?
In Colorado, hospitals are generally not liable for the negligence of independently contracted physicians. Colorado courts have also held that a physician rather than a hospital is liable for the nurses working under his control and the anesthesiologist he selected.
In general, public entities are immune from liability; however, they may be held liable for injuries resulting from the operation of a public hospital. A public entity is liable for its employees acts or omissions within the scope of their employment, but not if the acts were willful or wanton.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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