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Staff infection: Patient claims medical worker spread illness (access required)

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A new mother can sue an obstetrical practice for allegedly infecting her with streptococcus during treatment by an infected staff member, a Fairfax Circuit Court has ruled. In May 2013, the mother fell ill after her discharge from the hospital. ...

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Justices hear products liability appeal (access required)

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A group of former Virginia Tech students who were poisoned by carbon monoxide from an over­worked water heater could get a second chance to recover from the manufacturer of the heater. The Supreme Court of Virginia is consid­ering whether a ...

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A pair of 10s: challenges and tactics most vital to growth (access required)

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Having practiced law for many years, and as a coach, professional mentor and consultant for many more, I have concluded that there are 10 challenges that must be overcome, and 10 tactics for success that every prac­tice can implement in ...

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Judge could not block revival of lawsuit (access required)

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A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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‘Suspicious’ prescription led to lawsuit (access required)

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Tighter rules on some kinds of drug prescriptions have put pharma­cists and law enforcement on alert for efforts to evade controls. Some­times their suspicions can lead to lawsuits, as in a recent case in Richmond federal court. Plaintiff Eve Davis ...

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