Health Law Keyed to Furrow
Thompson v. Nason Hospital
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Following an automobile accident, Mrs. Thompson (Plaintiff) was admitted to the hospital where she remained in intensive care for three days. On the fourth day, she developed complete paralysis of the left side, which she never recovered from. Plaintiff sued Defendant, claiming that her injuries were the direct and proximate result of Defendant's negligence acting through its agents, servants, and employees who failed to sufficiently examine and treat her. The court adopted a theory of corporate liability with respect to Defendant and found it liable. Defendant appealed.
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