Virginia: Medical Malpractice – A Lawyer’s Nurse

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By letter opinion on February 6, 2020, Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville deemed a temp agency “substitute” nurse an employee of University of Virginia Medical Center (“UVAMC”), yet denied her sovereign immunity. It found that the nurse was not engaged in an “essential or paramount” state function, i.e., a function that was “integral to” a significant governmental interest or mission. The medical malpractice is Angel-Conzalez v. French, No. CL-16-25.