Minnesota Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Client’s Medical Negligence Wrongful Death Claim

The claim was against a physician who never saw our client’s deceased mother, but who had been asked by the mother’s care provider from a different health system to admit her into the defendant physician’s hospital. The two health systems had a standing agreement that admission decisions would be made solely by the hospital’s physicians. The fundamental holding of the Supreme Court was that a formal physician-patient relationship is not necessarily required to establish a duty of care on the part of the health care provider. The Ciresi Conlin team was led by Robert J. King, Jr. (2019)

  • Read the Star Tribune’s coverage of the decision here.
  • Read the decision here.