Nevada Jury Instructions: Duty Of A Hospital

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DUTY OF A HOSPITAL

[It is the duty of a hospital, such as the defendant______________ , to use reasonable care in furnishing a patient the care, attention and protection reasonably required by his mental and physical condition.]

[It is [also] the duty of a hospital, such as the defendant_________ , to use reasonable care in [selecting a competent medical staff] [periodically reviewing the competency of its medical staff].]

The amount of caution, attention and protection required in the exercise of reasonable care depends on the known condition of the patient and his needs, and must be appropriate to that condition and those needs.

The standard of reasonable care required of a hospital is the care, skill and diligence ordinarily used by hospitals generally under similar circumstances.

A failure to perform any such duty is negligence.

NEV. J.I. 6.23

BAJI 6.20

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