May Doctors Employed By University Hospitals Be Sued For Malpractice Only in the Ohio Court of Claims?
Or Must Educational Activity Be Shown To Trigger 'State Worker' Immunity
Matthew Ries, Admr., et al. v. The Ohio State University Medical Center, Case no. 2012-0954
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: In order to be entitled to "public employee" immunity from civil liability for negligent medical treatment, must a physician who is jointly employed as an instructor at a state university hospital and as a member of a private medical practice show that he was engaged in education-related activity at the time he rendered the negligent treatment?