Medical Team Liability in Government Hospitals Case Study by mmm

Medical Team Liability in Government Hospitals
Looks extensively at two questions in the case of medical liability in a Philippines' government hospital.
# 147657 | 6,605 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2011 | PH
Published on May 29, 2011 in Law (International) , Law (Tort) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper first reviews the facts in this case and discusses the liability issues when an operation is videotaped and circulated on the Internet without the patient's consent. Next, the author details prior legal cases to determine the employee-employer relationship between physicians and VSMMC government hospitals. The paper concludes that the causal effect of a medical's team breach in standard hospital procedures is established and, as government employees, the physicians and nurses comprising the medical team are liable under graft and civil service laws notwithstanding criminal and civil charges. The paper includes footnotes, which contain MLA-style references, and quotations.

Table of Contents:
Question Presented
Short Answer
Statement of Facts
First Issue: Determination of Liability of Medical Team
One Operating Team per Operating Room
Use of Mobile Phones
Respect for Patient's Rights
Second Issue: Determination of Existence of Employee-Employer Relationship
VSMMC is a Government Hospital
Physicians are Employees of VSMMC
Hospital Liability

From the Paper:

"Now, Arias contends that several of his actuations were simply manifestations of jubilation and relief for having conducted a successful procedure , and not expressions of bad faith or misconduct. He qualified his admittance of spraying the canister towards the crowd, by saying he was trying to determine whether or not it had leaked, for had it been so, another operation is necessary. Such an argument seems to be afterthought and does not validate the lack of professionalism he so wantonly exhibited in front of his colleagues."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carine M. Asutilla, 'Video scandal grips Cebu hospital: Man's surgery posted on YouTube' Cebu Daily News (2008) <>
  • Nancy Cudis, Star Cebu (2008).
  • 'Cebu doctors could lose licenses over scandal'(2008) <>
  • Oliver Teves, 'YouTube surgery video investigated' (2008)
  • Danton Remoto, 'Media statement: Ang Ladlad slams discrimination of rectal-surgery victim' <>.

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APA Format

Medical Team Liability in Government Hospitals (2011, May 29) Retrieved September 28, 2023, from

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"Medical Team Liability in Government Hospitals" 29 May 2011. Web. 28 September. 2023. <>