In performing professional services for a patient, a physician or surgeon has the duty to have that degree of learning and skill ordinarily possessed by reputable physicians and surgeons, practicing in the same or a similar locality and under similar circumstances.

It is his further duty to use the care and skill ordinarily exercised in like cases by reputable members of his profession, practicing in the same or a similar locality under similar circumstances, and to use reasonable diligence and his best judgment in the exercise of his skill and the application of his learning in an effort to accomplish the purpose for which he is employed.

A failure to perform any such duty is negligence.

NEV J.I. 6.00

BAJI 6.00

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