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In Louisiana, a hospital may be held liable for the acts of its independently contracted physicians under certain circumstances. Relevant factors include whether the hospital controlled and supervised the professional medical judgment; whether the hospital provided the equipment used by the physician; whether the hospital billed and collected payments for the physician; whether the hospital provided the physician with malpractice and worker`s compensation insurance; and what the contract between the hospital and physician provided.
There may be more than one cause of an injury. When the negligent conduct of two or more parties contributes as causes of an injury, each party is only liable for that portion of the judgment equal to the their percentage of negligence.
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