Credentialing & Privileging | 08.05.20
Wyoming Hospital Prevails in Negligent Credentialing Case
Bloomberg Law (07/28/20)
Wyoming's Supreme Court recently ruled that Elaine Loeffel, a state resident, cannot hold a hospital liable for allegedly negligently credentialing an orthopedic surgeon she accused of injuring her because she did not prove the surgeon's negligence. Loeffel had won a default judgment against the doctor, Eric Dash. However, the state's top court decreed that she couldn't use that judgment to establish Dash's negligence in her trial against Memorial Hospital of Carbon County because it was not a final adjudication on the merits. Dash unsuccessfully performed bunion surgery to treat Loeffel's foot pain.
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