Friday, October 10, 2014

Abernathy v. St. Mary case brief summary

Abernathy v. St. Mary case brief summary

F: P, a patient at a hospital operated by D, alleged that a hospital employee negligently failed to assist P as he moved. P fell and
got injured. P brought suit against D. D arguing that hospital was a religious, non profit corporation and charitable institution, therefore, is immune from liability. TC ruled for D

R: Nongovernmental charitable institutions are liable for their own negligence and the neglignence of their employees. 

C: reversed

Co: ingratitude:
guarantee employee get liability under the worker’s compensations system, in turn, employer gets torts liability.

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