NC court rules: Nurses liable for patient harm, carried out under doctors’ orders

The following is an excerpt from Becker’s Hospital Review. Nurses in North Carolina can now be sued for patient harm that results from them following physicians’ orders, the state Supreme Court ruled last month.  The Aug. 19 ruling strikes down a 90-year-old precedent set by the 1932 case Byrd v. Marion General Hospital, which protected nurses from […]

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