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Nursing Homes

By letter opinion dated March 23, 2020, Richmond Circuit Court overruled the medical malpractice Defendants’ Demurrer regarding punitive damages, finding Plaintiff alleged willful and wanton conduct in sufficient detail, id. at 2; and overruled Defendant nursing services’ Demurrer regarding contractual and statutory duties, finding sufficient...

Trial’s July 2019 issue is titled “GOING AFTER GOLIATH” and subtitled “Nursing Homes and VICARIOUS LIABILITY”. Its feature article “Find the Missing Link” advocates pursuing nursing home parent corporations that control individual nursing facilities’ conduct. Id. at 18-24. July’s Trial also marquees a car crash case...

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....