Doctors Liability for Residents’ Negligence

In Bell v. Mt. Sinai Med. Ctr. (1994), 95 Ohio App. 3d 590, the Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County affirmed that a surgeon is responsible for the acts of a resident under the surgeon’s employ or when the surgeon has the right to control the performance of that resident’s services and the right to direct the manner in which those services will be performed. The negligence of the resident is thus the negligence of the surgeon.


Reference: Doctors Liability for Residents’ Negligence