Virginia: Medical Malpractice – A Lawyer’s Instruction

Virginia: Medical Malpractice – A Lawyer’s Instruction

On February 3, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court again upheld the circuit court refusing to give Virginia Model Jury Instruction (“VMJI”) 35.040, which is argumentative and cumulative, placing undue special defense emphasis. It denied rehearing of its 10/12/16 denial of the losing medical malpractice Defendant’s Petition for Appeal in OrthoVirginia v. Jurewicz, Record No. 160703.