Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Training

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By Letter Opinion dated October 27, 2017, Gloucester Circuit Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Discovery of the “training materials” of Defendant nursing facility, Virginia Health Services, Inc. The medical malpractice wrongful death case is Patrick Lee Cherrie, Administrator of the Estate of Gerda A. Harvey, Deceased v. Virginia Health Services, Inc., et al., Case No. CL14000340-00.

The Cherrie Letter Opinion emphasizes that the Defendant nursing home’s “training materials” are “relevant to the plaintiff’s trial preparation and case assessment as a check against or comparison of the required standard of care opined by the experts of both parties.”. In Cherrie, the deceased resident’s Estate and surviving daughters seek $4,450,000.00 for the patient fall resulting in wrongful death.