proximate cause

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proximate cause

The primary or moving cause of an injury.

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Thus, it appears clear that at least in Michigan, a plaintiff can use the testimony of a nurse practitioner as to the applicable standard of care, the breach of that standard, and the fact that the breach is the direct and proximate cause of a plaintiff's injury.
Patel and others, was necessarily the direct and proximate cause of the patient's injuries.
However, although the plaintiff and defendants put forth conflicting testimony, the jury was provided with competent, credible evidence from which to conclude that the defendants' negligence was not the direct and proximate cause of the patient's death.

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