Direct Liability Legal Definition

What is Direct Liability?” 

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Direct Liability Legal Definition

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Direct Liability legal definition: Direct liability refers to a situation where a person or company becomes liable to another based on their own acts or omissions.

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Direct Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases

Direct Liability comes into play in medical malpractice cases when a doctor, physician, nurse, or other health care provider (even a hospital or emergency room) is directly responsible for the harm or injury caused to a patient. This is in contrast to indirect liability where, say,  a hospital agrees to pay damages to a patient injured by a doctor employed at that hospital. If a hospital or health care provider is found to be directly liable for a patient’s injuries, that constitutes a medical malpractice case where the injured party takes the guilty party to court. To learn more, see: Liability legal definition

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