Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Discovery

Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Discovery

On February 17, 2014, Mr. Waterman’s two Motions to Compel discovery came before the Court for hearing in the wrongful death case of Eason v. Sentara Hospitals, et al., No. CL12000470 in Circuit Court for the City of Hampton, Virginia. The Judge in Eason took under advisement the 2 biggest issues – discoverability of “policies and procedures” and of “audit trails” – intending to issue a Letter Opinion on both within 45 if not 30 days of hearing, or by June 2, 2014, at the latest.

The Judge in the Eason medical malpractice lawsuit ordered the Sentara Defendants to provide Plaintiff with additional discovery answers and responses within 45 days. That includes information re the patient’s bed alarm in question, the hospital’s accreditation submissions, and the date of and the nature of any injury from each in-patient fall involving a patient out of bed without assistance for the 3 years before the patient fall in question.

THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR REQUIRES ALL LAWYERS TO POST THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS ON ALL CASE-RELATED POSTS. MR. WATERMAN’S CASE RESULTS AND CLIENT TESTIMONIALS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEY DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY HIM.