Monday, January 14, 2019

Plaintiff Need Not Name Every Actor in a Med Mal Complaint

In the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Lutz v. Williamsport Hospital, No. 18-CV-0384 (C.P. Lycoming Co. July 5, 2018 Linhardt, J.), the court reaffirmed the well-settled principle that a Plaintiff was not required to specifically name every potential actor involved in the Plaintiff’s care at a defendant hospital when pleading vicarious liability claims against the hospital.  

As such, the court overruled the Defendant’s Preliminary Objections to the Plaintiff’s vicarious liability claims in this matter.  

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

Source:  “Digest of Recent Opinions,” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Nov. 20, 2018). 


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