Virginia: Medical Malpractice- A Lawyer’s Consent

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By Order entered November 29, 2016, Norfolk Circuit Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel against Sentara for its Surgical Informed Consent Policies and Procedures in the medical malpractice lawsuit, Copeland v. EVMS Academic Physicians and Surgeons Health Services Foundation d/b/a EVMS Medical Group, et al., No. CL15006378-00. The judge held hospital policies and procedures are “not privileged, they are relevant, and they are reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence”. Id.