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Medical Malpractice

During February 8-9, 2019, Mr. Waterman attends the Long Term Care Litigation Retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”) for plaintiff medical malpractice lawyers. That continuing legal education covers nursing home practice, intake, arbitration, documentation (including audit trails), falls, pressure ulcers, ethics, and illustrations. Mr....

Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its issue for January, 2019, is emblazoned “PREMISES LIABILITY”. The “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS” section of January 2019’s Trial marquees two motor vehicle accident cases. First, “Negligent hiring/entrustment” is...

Pre-trial, nursing facility defense counsel are wont to saber-rattle about the deceased resident patient being Do-Not-Resuscitate (“DNR”). This month, however, in the wrongful death medical malpractice case of Swift v. Regency Healthcare, Circuit Court for York County, Virginia, ruled such DNR status irrelevant and inadmissible,...