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New Difficulties in Defeating Apparent Agency Claims

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  • September 01, 2007

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently declined to hear the appeal of the North Carolina Court of Appeals' decision in Diggs v. Novant Health, Inc. The Supreme Court's decision to not weigh in on Diggs mean that more North Carolina hospitals will be named as defendants in medical malpractice cases than ever before and that it will be more difficult for hospitals to defeat apparent agency claims for the treatment provided by their contracted physicians.

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