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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting Virginia Supreme Court opinions. The statute, Code § 8.01-581.18:1, generally immunizes a physician from malpractice liability for ...