West Headnote of the Day – July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

West's Key 198H Health
West's Key 198HV Malpractice, Negligence, or Breach of Duty
West's Key 198HV(F) Persons Liable
West's Key 198Hk787 k. Surgeons.

198H HealthThough surgeon is generally not liable for negligence of anesthesiologist, surgeon usually is liable for negligence of anesthetist-resident or nurse-anesthetist under doctrine of “captain of the ship.”
McCullough v. Bethany Med. Ctr., 683 P.2d 1258 (Kan. 1984)

Suggested by Jill Bergquist, West Principal Attorney Editor