D.C. owes its medical employees a duty of indemnification in cases in which the District is not a party and the alleged personal injury or death resulted from the employee's negligent performance of his professional responsibilities, but only to the extent the employee is not covered by appropriate insurance. No action for unliquidated damages for personal injury may be instituted against the District, unless notice of claim is made to the Mayor within six months from the date of injury. In addition, absent extraordinary circumstances, the District is not liable for punitive damages.
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