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Case takes narrow view on refiled suits (access required)

Doctor faces only those claims already asserted

A doctor accused of negligence in performing a total abdominal hysterectomy to treat a uterine myoma won a partial victory when a Roanoke trial judge refused to let the woman add new claims to her refiled suit. The legal interpretation in the new decision affords med-mal defendants greater protection when plaintiffs refile suit after a nonsuit. ...