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Patient’s Rights Statute Supports Negligence Per Se (access required)

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 ...

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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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Discipline Warning Upheld for Healthcare Worker (access required)

A respiratory therapist who received a Step 3 warning for failure to update spreadsheets related to smoking cessation cannot overturn a hearing officer decision upholding the disciplinary notice, a Charlottesville Circuit Court holds. The question in this case is whether ...

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Florida Nephew Subject to Virginia Contract Claim (access required)

A Florida resident who signed a contract with plaintiff Flood Doctor as the “authorized agent” of his 95-year-old aunt for work on her Virginia home, is subject to personal jurisdiction in Virginia, says a Fairfax Circuit Court; the Florida resident ...

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Hospital ‘Root Cause’ Document Is Protected (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a Norfolk Circuit Court denies plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant hospital to produce a four-page “Events & Causal Factors” Charting prepared by a nurse team leader to “identify any possible root causes and/or inappropriate action” ...

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