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Tag Archives: Judge David F. Pugh

Hospital Must Produce Radiology Results (access required)

In this med-mal action involving a claim of delayed diagnosis of cancer, a Newport News Circuit Court holds that certain documents listed on defendant hospital’s privilege log as parts of “overall radiologist results reporting” should have been produced previously and ...

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Med-mal plaintiffs press for complete hospital records (access required)

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Another ruling in a Newport News court could help lawyers for hospital patients get a comprehensive look at the information hiding deep in electronic medical records. Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr. has been pressing for full disclosure of digital hospital ...

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

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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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UIM carrier claimed plaintiff’s injury was pre-existing – $308,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in which he was a restrained driver stopped at a traffic signal when he was struck from behind. Plaintiff was seen in the emergency room after the crash for severe headache, neck ...

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Hospital Ordered to Provide Discovery (access required)

After two hearings on a hospital’s claims of privilege, a Newport News Circuit Court orders the hospital to provide patient’s counsel all internal “factual investigation, witness interview notes and correspondence” authored by the hospital and not counsel, responsive to patient’s ...

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Discovery Ordered for Hospital Risk Manager Notes (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Newport News Circuit Court orders pre-service disclosure of medical charts and notes of the hospital’s risk manager regarding the patient and doctor in the case, including party witness statements and the risk manager’s handwritten ...

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