Defense lawyers could legitimately mention a patient’s use of marijuana in a medical malpractice wrongful death trial because it was evidence of the level of her pain, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The decision came despite objections from ...Read More »
Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms included a week-long headache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...Read More »
In a psychiatric patient’s suit alleging sexual assault by a hospital staff member, the Lynchburg Circuit Court overrules defendant hospital’s demurrers and holds that plaintiff has stated a claim under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and a claim for negligence ...Read More »
A Virginia “patient’s rights” statute can support a negligence per se claim against a hospital filed after a hospital attendant sexually assaulted a psychiatric patient, a Lynchburg Circuit Court has ruled. The statute, Virginia Code § 37.2-400, is intended to ...Read More »
On Jan. 17, 2014, the decedent, Peter Thornton and his girlfriend, were invited guests at the residence of Brian Landergan. The residence was owned by Landergan’s parents. Just after midnight on Jan. 18, 2014, Thornton and Landergan walked out of ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...
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On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...Read More »