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Court rules misplaced surgery is not battery (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rerouted a short cut to recovery for some surgery patients. The court ruled this month that a surgeon who mistakenly operated on the wrong level of a patient’s spine cannot be sued for battery. The ruling allows only a negligence claim for such circumstances, requiring expert testimony to prove a ...

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