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Supreme Court to hear 'crashworthiness' case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Virginia law recognizes a theory in products liability known as the “crashworthiness doctrine.” The crashworthiness doctrine imposes liability on a manufacturer of a vehicle where the vehicle’s design subjects a driver ...

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Research Box: Med-mal tolling (access required)

The following cases consider the question whether the July 1, 1993, revisions to the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act are retroactive: RAY v. INOVA HEALTH SYS. HOSPS. VLW 094-8-300; Fairfax County Cir. Ct. (Hancock) Jan. 4, 1994. In this variation on ...

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Med-mal suits in limbo after repeal (access required)

Last year’s overhaul of the Virginia medical malpractice statute has left in limbo as many as 150 pending med-mal cases, according to Virginia med-mal lawyers. Among other changes, the General Assembly repealed a statute that tolled the statute of limitations ...

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