Kaiser-Georgetown Community Health Plan, Inc. v. Stutsman
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
491 A.2d 502 (1985)
Mary Stutsman (plaintiff) claimed that she was injured while receiving medical treatment at a facility operated by Kaiser-Georgetown Community Health Plan, Inc. (Kaiser-Georgetown) (defendant). Stutsman was a resident of Virginia but was employed in the District of Columbia and was covered by Kaiser-Georgetown’s health-maintenance organization (HMO) by virtue of that employment. Kaiser-Georgetown was a District of Columbia entity but operated facilities in Virginia, including the facility at which Stutsman was treated. Virginia law imposed a damages cap on medical-malpractice actions. District of Columbia law did not. The trial court held that District of Columbia law should control. Kaiser-Georgetown appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Mack, J.)
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