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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:40pm.

Case Discussion
A patient has filed a $3 million medical malpractice lawsuit against St. Patrick Hospital. In light of the
patientís litigious background and the facts of the case, hospital administration is adamant that it is not
liable. It has instructed its legal counsel to proceed toward trial where it may be absolved of liability.
1. What source of law is the patientís lawsuit likely to be based on?
2. Is the hospitalís decision to proceed toward trial a wise one?
3. What other options does the hospital have?
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?
5. What risks does the hospital assume when it takes a case to trial?
6. Is it the hospitalís or legal counselís decision whether to try the case or settle? What decision-making
authority does the hospitalís insurance company have?

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