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Medical Malpractice – Superseding Intervening Cause – Jury Instruction – Blood Clot (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court reverses a judgment for defendant radiologist who diagnosed a deep vein thrombosis in a patient who several days later died of pulmonary embolism because the trial court erred in instructing the jury on “superseding intervening causation” involving the chain of communication of the results of the patient’s Doppler ultrasound used to ...

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