The Connecticut Appellate Court issued a significant decision last year in L&V Contractors LLC v. Heritage Warranty Insurance Risk Retention Group Inc., 136 Conn. App. 662 (2012), wherein it concluded that “the doctrine of apparent authority cannot be used to hold a principal liable for the tortious actions of its alleged agent.” Following L&V, several superior courts have held that the doctrine of apparent authority is inapplicable in medical negligence cases. This is a meaningful victory for hospitals and other institutional health care providers faced with vicarious liability claims.
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