Virginia: Medical Malpractice – A Lawyer’s Future

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On July 18, 2016, the Motion to Quash of non-party healthcare provider, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, was denied in the medical malpractice case of Newsome v. Ressler, No. CL14-3514T-01 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia. The judge ordered in camera review of all materials responsive to the subpoena, including “Root Cause Analysis reports, Root Cause Analysis investigation witness statements, notes, and investigative materials (regardless how named),” toward disclosing all factual information and protecting any deliberative analysis.

Also at hearing in Newsome, Riverside provided to Plaintiff the incident report and Riverside’s emails with Ethicon Johnson & Johnson about the incident. Newsome joins the long line of pro-plaintiff post-amendment Riverside v. Johnson progeny.