The high court has agreed to review what evidence is necessary for a plaintiff to establish a corporate negligence claim against a hospital in a wrongful death suit.

A Philadelphia jury in 1998 awarded a $1.8 million verdict in favor of the parents of a child who died while under the care of a cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The plaintiffs’ claim against the hospital, which was found 70 percent liable, was based on a corporate negligence theory.

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