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Medical Malpractice Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC37413 - Gagliano v. Advanced Specialty Care, P.C. (Medical malpractice; "The defendant, Danbury Hospital (hospital), appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury verdict, in favor of the plaintiffs, Vivian Gagliano and her husband, Philip Gagliano, on their negligence claims against the hospital and its codefendant, Dr. Venkata Bodavula. On appeal, the hospital claims that the trial court erred by failing to grant its motions to set aside the verdict and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. The hospital argues, and we agree, that insufficient evidence was presented from which the jury reasonably could have found that Dr. Bodavula was the hospital's agent for purposes of assisting in the plaintiff's surgery and, therefore, the hospital could not be held vicariously liable for the plaintiff's injuries. We reverse in part the judgment of the trial court.")