North Carolina Announces New Fiduciary Relationship for Health Care Providers Independent of Physician-Patient Relationship

On January 27, 2017, in King v. Bryant, the Supreme Court of North Carolina held that health care providers now owe prospective patients a fiduciary relationship that is independent of a physician-patient relationship and can even exist prior to formation of a physician-patient relationship. What Happened In King, the plaintiff-patient presented to an ambulatory surgical center…