Hospital Escapes Suit Over Unpaid $3.1M Med Mal Awards

Law360 (January 8, 2020, 8:18 PM EST) -- A South Carolina appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit seeking to collect $3.1 million from a hospital in connection with an OB/GYN's botched surgeries, saying the hospital didn't have a duty to ensure the physician had medical malpractice insurance coverage.

Chris Katina McCord, Janice Sherfield and their husbands argued in their suit against Laurens County Health Care System and its successor, Greenville Health System, that the hospital had a duty to make sure Dr. Byron Brown had medical malpractice insurance to cover their claims. They said this duty was part of the "services to be rendered" in...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!