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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory negligence in medical negligence cases seven times before, a Roanoke judge ruled March 7 the defense ...

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