Help with Case Cite
Can you point me to the Oklahoma case that says a physician is the captain of the ship and is therefore liable for his staff working under him?
Answer: While not labeled a "captain of the ship" case, I think you may be thinking of Jackson v. Oklahoma Memorial Hospital, 1995 OK 112, 909 P.2d 765. It essentially says it doesn't make any difference whether the doctor or an underling did the bad deed (a cautery burn), the doctor is liable.
Posted on Thu, March 29, 2012
by Sharon Coleman filed under