Virginia: Medical Malpractice “Privilege” – a Lawyer’s Vindication

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On June 15, 2010, Sentara Williamsburg Community Hospital finally provided the Plaintiff patient its 12-page computer database printout by Risk Management. Sentara produced that patient record the week before Patient’s Motion to Enforce Va. Code Ann. §8.01-413(C) Subpoena was scheduled to be heard in the medical malpractice case of Marshall v. Moniz, No. CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for York County and Poquoson, Virginia.

Sentara’s 12-page computer database printout initially was protected in the patient’s predecessor suit, until Mr. Waterman sought rehearing. That companion medical malpractice suit was Marshall v. Sentara Health Sys. in Circuit Court for the City of Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia.

Marshall v. Moniz is scheduled for jury trial in mid-2011. Plaintiff patient has incurred more than $1,000,000.00 in medical bills and seeks $12,350,000.00 in compensation for alleged medical malpractice.