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‘Tactical’ Advantage: Patient has fraud claim from botched breast surgery (access required)

A woman may seek punitive damages and attorneys’ fees for alleged misrepresentations about breast implant surgery even though the claims fall within the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act, a Roanoke City Circuit judge has ruled. “[T]here is nothing in the Act that bars a party in a medical malpractice action from proceeding against a health care provider ...