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Misdiagnosis Alleged, Not ‘Informed Consent’ (access required)

In a dental patient’s malpractice suit against an oral surgeon who allegedly misdiagnosed the condition of plaintiff’s wisdom teeth and attempted extractions that led to bone perforation, a large sinus opening, bleeding from the nose and permanent jaw numbness, the ...

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Employee With Grievance Alleges Defamation (access required)

Alleged critical comments about a Fairfax Police Department employee working unapproved overtime were “published” even though they were only communicated among department personnel directly involved in disciplinary matters; the Fairfax Circuit Court says plaintiff’s allegations of retaliation, ill will and ...

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Motor Carrier Agency’s Deadline Extension Was ‘Discretionary’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act alleging wrongful death caused by the negligence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in allowing a bus carrier, Sky Express Inc., to operate at ...

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Slide Review Established Doctor-Patient Tie (access required)

A physician who reviewed plaintiff’s pathology slides and rendered a diagnostic opinion to plaintiff’s treating physician undertook to provide health care to plaintiff and reasonably could be found to have created a doctor-patient relationship which gives rise to a duty ...

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Discovery Ordered in Nursing-Home Patient Fall (access required)

In this medical malpractice case arising from a patient’s fall at a nursing home, a York County Circuit Court orders defendants to provide information on family members in the neighboring patient room, prior complaints, a chair alarm and custody of ...

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