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Doctor defamation case can go to jury (access required)

High court splits over ‘waiver’ issue

A jury can decide whether one doctor defamed another in a clash over treatment of a patient who died after being struck by a tractor-trailer, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Oct. 31. Dr. Bradley J. Cashion, an anesthesiologist, sued trauma surgeon Dr. Robert B. Smith over a series of critical comments Smith made before ...

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