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Corporate negligence

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The corporation owes the general public and its patients certain duties. These duties are derived from statutes, regulations, principles of laws, and the organization's own policies and procedures. When it comes to carrying out these duties, the organization is no different from an individual and can be held accountable. When an organization fails to carry out these duties it is called corporate negligence.

Some examples of corporate negligence are when the hospital provides defective equipment or drugs, selects or retains incompetent employees, or fails in some other manner to meet the accepted standard of care, and such failure results in injury to a patient to whom the hospital owes a duty (Hospital, n.d.).

Take a position on the following aspect of corporate negligence: If a hospital knows or should have known that one of the patients is likely to be a victim of professional corporate negligence by a doctor on its staff, the hospital is liable (Hospital, n.d.). Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? Please provide references and a min of 250+ words.

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If a hospital knows or should have known that one of the patients is likely to be a victim of professional corporate negligence by a doctor on its staff, the hospital is liable

Hospitals have an obligation to patients to remain versed about the performance of the independent contractors that they hire to treat patients. Because most ...

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Corporate negligence is examined. Whether the expert agrees or disagrees with the position is determined.

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