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Judges open new doors for patients in hospital lawsuits (access required)


Newport News judges have been giving patients new access to hospital data – both medical and business records – in connection with their medical malpractice lawsuits. Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr. of Newport News says he won rulings in April ...

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Nurse practitioners for the law? (access required)


At least three states are exploring the idea of licensing limited-practice legal professionals to try to open the courthouse door for those who can’t afford a full-service lawyer, but in Virginia the concept is just one of many access tools ...

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Elder mediation promotes relationships, dignity and choice (access required)


What is elder mediation? It is a voluntary process to resolve conflicts regarding the needs of those who are elderly or with special needs and their families. Elder mediators typically use what is called “facilitative mediation,” wherein a neutral facilitator ...

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