Nurse Practitioner Can’t Testify About RNs, Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2017, 8:59 PM EST) -- A Michigan appeals court on Tuesday tossed certain claims in an infant birth injury suit lodged against a doctor and a registered nurse, saying a nurse practitioner was not qualified to offer expert testimony on the standard of care for a registered nurse since they are two distinct professions.

In a published opinion, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel affirmed the dismissal of a suit brought by Leana Cox accusing obstetrician Dr. Eric J. Hartman and nurse Tracey McGregor of negligently delivering her daughter Angelina, which purportedly caused injuries not detailed in the opinion. Hartman was not a party in the...

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