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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 per se based on Va. Code § 37.2-400, the “Rights of Individuals Receiving Services.” No med-mal claim The ...

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