Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Stroke (October 31, 2018)

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By Order entered October 30, 2018, Norfolk Circuit Court found that Defendant Sentara’s policies and procedures were “not privileged,” i.e., were discoverable, and granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel. The medical malpractice case is Traina v. Sentara Healthcare, No. CL18-113.

Traina ordered production of the following policies and procedures for post-stroke patients:

  1. Frequency Guidelines for Nursing Assessment/Reassessment of Stroke/TIA patients;
  1. NCP Population Specific Competency: Stroke;
  1. Population Specific Competency: Stroke Patients;
  1. Sentara Stroke Process;
  1. Inpatient Stroke Alert Algorithm; and
  1. ICU Stroke Alert Algorithm.

Plaintiff in Traina used Mr. Waterman’s form memorandum, including his ninety-five (95) cases in support of policies and procedures discoverability.

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