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OhioHealth faces negligence trial for nurse contractor's acts

By Bloomberg  
   September 25, 2020

An Ohio hospital must face a trial over personal injury claims stemming from an independent contractor nurse’s alleged negligence because the nurse was subject to the hospital’s control and supervision at all times, a state appeals court said. A hospital normally isn’t liable for a nonemployee’s actions because no right of control exists, the Ohio Court of Appeals, 10th District, said Thursday. But there is no distinction between independent contractor nurses and employed nurses in a hospital setting, it said. 

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