A patient of defendant charitable hospital died as a result of the transfusion of an incorrect blood type and it was shown that one of defendant's employees had correctly typed the blood but negligently mislabeled it. The widower and children of the deceased brought an action in negligence for damages and the circuit court allowed recovery. On appeal, held, affirmed. The defendant hospital is liable in damages for the death of the deceased caused by the negligence of its employee notwithstanding the fact that defendant is a charitable institution and that the hospital authorities exercised due care and caution in employing and retaining said employee. Mississippi Baptist Hospital v. Holmes, (Miss. 1951) 55 S. (2d) 142.
W. G. Flickinger S.Ed.,
NEGLIGENCE-IMMUNITY OF CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS FROM SUIT,
Mich. L. Rev.
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