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Civil Procedure – Dead Man’s Statute – Delivery Nurse Testimony – Shoulder Dystocia (access required)

A delivery room nurse could testify for plaintiff at a med-mal trial in which plaintiff sued the now-deceased physician who had supervised delivery of an infant who suffered from shoulder dystocia leading to Erb’s palsy; the Supreme Court of Virginia said the nurse was not an “interested party” barred from testifying under the dead man’s ...