Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Non-Suit

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On October 12, 2011, Plaintiff, Shirley Frazier Burrell, non-suited Shirley Frazier Shakshober v. Riverside Hospital, Inc. and Nurse M. Ames, No. CL08-296 in the Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia. That was a medical malpractice lawsuit previously filed under her married name.

Va. Code Ann. §8.01-380 and Virginia Supreme Court jurisprudence provides that civil litigants can non-suit their case and then refile it within 6 months. Mr. Waterman will refile this patient fall cause for Ms. Burrell against Riverside and Nurse Melanie Ames within 30 days and promptly seek a 2-week jury trial in Newport News in 2012.