corporate negligence


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corporate negligence

Failure of a corporation to meet its legal obligations to its clients. With regard to health care facilities, responsibilities included under the doctrine of corporate negligence are monitoring and supervision of the competence of medical and nursing personnel within the facility; investigating physicians' credentials before granting staff privileges; and negligent hiring of health care professionals (including failure to conduct appropriate background investigations).
See also: negligence
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Soon after the rescue operation ended, hope gave way to anger as most relatives began to question whether their loved ones died as the result of corporate negligence.
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It was only from 1900 that some redress for victims of serious corporate negligence was introduced.
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The concurring judge could not agree that the plaintiff's claim for corporate negligence was barred in its entirety because of the application of the doctrine of collateral estoppel.
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