Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Home

Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Home

On October 20, 2014, Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly covered a medical malpractice case of Mr. Waterman under “The Week’s Opinions”. Its headline is “MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Discovery Ordered in Nursing-Home Patient Fall”. Id. at 17.

The case is Snovell v. Williamsburg Facility Operations, LLC d/b/a Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg, No. CL12-4966 in Circuit Court for York County, Virginia; and the Order was entered October 1, 2014. Snovell seeks $4,550,000.00 for alleged wrongful death arising from an unattended patient fall at a Williamsburg nursing facility.

Based on Defendant’s Court-ordered discovery responses in Snovell, Williamsburg Facility Operations, LLC d/b/a Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg has disposed of the requested chair alarm in question, its state-required Policies and Procedures in place at the time of patient fall, and possibly documentation of other prior patient chair alarm complaints. Accordingly, Plaintiff in Snovell will seek jury instructions for evidence spoliation.

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.