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DNR tattoos: DOA in Virginia? (access required)

By Brandy Burnette Balding A “do not resuscitate” tattoo on a Florida patient’s chest was the subject of much discussion after a November 2017 case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 This pa- tient’s tattoo should not be ...

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Million-dollar defense verdicts (access required)

In 2016, our sister publication, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, reported 16 medical malpractice defense wins in which the plaintiff sought a recovery of $1 million or more. For inclusion in the survey, the final demand or amount sued for must have ...

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Get ready for new records fee schedule (access required)

By W. Scott Johnson In the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, Del. Greg Ha­beeb, R-Salem, introduced House Bill 1130 to establish a fee schedule governing requests for patient re­cords maintained electronically and to revise the fee schedule for ...

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