Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Follow-Up

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On June 25, 2018, Virginia Health Services, Inc. (“VHSI”) belatedly produced the following risk management materials in response to Va. Code 8.01-413(C) Subpoena Duces Tecum prior to the pending lawsuit against it being served: (A) Incident/Accident Reports and Fall Investigations for its victim resident patient’s 2 non-fatal falls and 1 fatal fall; and (B) the special Investigation and witness Statement for the fatal fall. The Defendant nursing home, VHSI, also produced simultaneously pre-service its 473-page Nursing Policies and Procedures in effect at the time of wrongful death.

At follow-up hearing on June 26, 2018, VHSI was ordered to provide additional missing materials to Plaintiff. The medical malpractice case is Davis v. Virginia Health Services, Inc., No. CL1703550F-15 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia.