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NJ Hospital Can't Offset Possible Liability In Widower's Row

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Law360 (December 3, 2020, 5:14 PM EST) -- The New Jersey state appeals court ruled Thursday that a widower's settlement with a restaurant over his late wife's injury can't offset a potential medical malpractice judgment against a hospital he also sued, given that the eatery's negligence was never determined.

The published Appellate Division decision overturned a lower court's ruling that Riverview Medical Center and its doctors were entitled to the offset, or "pro tanto" credit, if Todd Glassman's medical malpractice suit over his wife's care was successful. The credit would be based on the $1.2 million settlement Glassman previously received from the restaurant where she fell.

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