Growing Legal Liability in Corporate Health Clinics

  • John D. Blum
Part of the Springer Series on Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 3)

Abstract

Dramatic escalation of health care costs has led industry to explore alternatives to the traditional medical insurance coverage in constructing employee benefit packages. The desire to limit costs has spawned a movement toward the expansion of in-house clinics to provide more comprehensive services beyond their traditional diagnostic and testing services, first aid, and emergency treatment. However, a number of issues must be resolved prior to a significant corporate commitment in this area. A major concern is the question corporate liability implications of enlarging the tasks of company clinics, specifically, whether a corporation can be held liable for the negligent conduct of a physician providing medical treatment in a company clinic.

Keywords

Carbide Insurance Coverage Rubber Expense Vinyl 

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