I do believe that with the hospital choosing to proceed that they know they

I do believe that with the hospital choosing to

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toward trial. I do believe that with the hospital choosing to proceed that they know they have a strong case. If they did not feel as though their case would hold up in court they would not continue. 3. What other options does the hospital have? If the hospital wanted to keep the issue out of the courts they would speak with the patient and try to come to an agreeance on a settlement amount. If they come to an agreeance the hospital could pay them out right for the lawsuit to end. 4. Besides the financial resources required to legally defend itself, what non-monetary factors must the hospital take into consideration when deciding to proceed toward trial? Depending on what happened the hospital should keep the view of the public in mind. If the malpractice is something that the public is going to hear about and is going to give them a negative opinion of the hospital it would hurt them in the long run. Patients could switch to a different hospital for urgent care or even regular doctor visits. They would also lose future applicants. 5. What risks does the hospital assume when it takes a case to trial? They could end up losing the $3 Million lawsuit, as well as bigger lawsuit if they take it higher. Depending on what happened they could lose the medical staff involved in the malpractice.
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6. Is it the hospital’s or the legal council’s decision to try the case or settle? What decision- making authority does the hospital’s insurance company have? The hospital makes the final decision on what they want to do with the case. The legal council is there to give their opinion on the matter but they do not make the choice. The insurance company can choice to support the decision or they go against the chose made and not support the hospital.
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  • Fall '19
  • Law, Medical malpractice, St. Patrick Hospital, Source of Law

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