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Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death – Survival Action – Hospital Infection (access required)

The estate of a man who was admitted to the hospital with a broken hip but who died after acquiring an infection in the hospital is not required to elect between alternative claims for wrongful death under Va. Code Sec. 8.01-50 and a survival action for personal injury under Code Sec. 8.01-25, which the administrators ...