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Negligent Retention Claim Does Not ‘Relate Back’

In this suit alleging decedent died from a massive overdose of morphine after defendant hospice nurses mistakenly crossed morphine and saline lines, the Buchanan County Circuit Court says plaintiff’s claim for negligent retention in her third complaint does not relate back to her original complaint and is therefore time-barred. Under Va. Code § 8.01-6.1, the doctrine ...

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