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In February 2016, Aleksandr M. Popovich was admitted to Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis with a severe stroke after receiving care at two other Allina Health System facilities, Unity Hospital in Fridley and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. His wife sued two doctors, their employers, and Allina, claiming the company was vicariously liable through the doctrine of “apparent authority.” (File photo: Bill Klotz)

Allina Health must face vicarious-liability claim

In a reversal of long-standing precedent, the state Supreme Court has ruled that a vicarious-liability claim against Allina Health System over the actions of two subcontracting ER doctors can proceed.

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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