Bristolparkmedicalgroup

Full title: PATRICIA MADIGAN-ESCOBEDO, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BRISTOL PARK HEALTH…

Court: California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Third Division

Date published: May 29, 2008

  • Fact:
    • Sylvia Madigan sued multiple parties, including Mary Hillebrand, on behalf of her deceased husband, Daniel Madigan.
    • The lawsuit involved allegations of failure to provide necessary medical care to Daniel Madigan, leading to his death.
    • Mary Hillebrand, as an ambulatory case manager for Greater Newport Physicians Medical Group (GNP), was accused of blocking Madigan’s access to medical care by allegedly denying requests for medical benefits.
  • Issue:
    • Whether Mary Hillebrand, acting as GNP’s agent, had the authority to deny requests for medical benefits on behalf of Daniel Madigan.
    • Whether there was evidence to support the claim that Hillebrand’s actions led to Madigan being deprived of necessary medical care, resulting in harm.
  • Decision:
    • The court found that Hillebrand did not have the authority to deny requests for medical benefits herself. Denials were made by GNP’s medical director, not Hillebrand.
    • The evidence presented did not support the claim that Hillebrand’s actions led to Madigan being deprived of necessary medical care.
    • Therefore, the court affirmed the judgment in favor of Mary Hillebrand, ruling that no triable issue of material fact existed concerning Hillebrand’s breach of any duty owed to Daniel Madigan.

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