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Legal pleadings faulted in shoulder dystocia case (access required)

A mother’s defective legal pleadings prevented her birth-injured daughter from suing for medical malpractice, because the mother joined her daughter’s claim to the mother’s own claim. The suit alleged injuries from shoulder dystocia during the child’s birth on Jan. 1, 2000. Under Va. Code § 8.01-243.1, the child had until her 10th birthday to file her ...

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