Court of Appeals Issues Decision Addressing Questions of What Constitutes Medical Care
In medical malpractice cases, a dispute can arise over whether certain acts or omissions occurred in the course of providing medical care or the related question of whether a patient-provider relationship arose based on certain acts of a medical provider. In Strickhold v. Anonymous Nurse Practitioner, the issue arose in the context of a motion filed by the defendants arguing that the last medical treatment provided to the plaintiff occurred more than two years prior to the lawsuit being filed. The Court of Appeals disagreed, and found that fact questions existed as to whether a Nurse Practitioner’s act of reviewing and approving a patient record was the provision of heath care and, therefore, whether the date of this act was the relevant date for the statute of limitations.
This decision is of obvious importance to health care providers and medical malpractice attorneys. Barrett McNagny attorneys Will Ramsey, Ben Ice, and Rachel Steinhofer have experience defending healthcare providers in malpractice suits and licensing or other administrative proceedings. For further information or to discuss any questions regarding potential claims or licensing issues, please contact us.
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