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Judge rejects immunity for officers who locked up overdose patient (access required)

Officers that arrested and jailed a severely intoxicated man who later died of an overdose are not entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging they should have sought medical help, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling by ...

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Judge rules negligent credentialing claim allowed (access required)

Hospital floor

A Chesapeake judge ruled last month that a hospital owes a duty to ensure the competence of professionals who are allowed to practice at the hospital. Chesapeake Circuit Judge Marjorie A. Taylor Arrington built her decision on a body of law from previous Virginia circuit court ...

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