Virginia Personal Injury Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Joint Commission: Alarming Increase in Patient Falls and Injuries

The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits healthcare facilities based on their approach to safe, effective patient care. In a recent report, the commission has confirmed an alarming trend: more patients are falling while receiving medical care. The report focuses on the increasing occurrence of patient falls in various healthcare settings, including hospitals,…

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Can I Sue a Doctor for Leaving a Surgical Instrument Inside Me?

Undergoing any kind of surgery is both scary and stressful. For most Virginia surgical patients, the procedure will go as it should allowing them to recover and return to their normal lives feeling better. Unfortunately, patients’ recoveries can be impeded when a surgeon or other healthcare provider is negligent. One such act of negligence is…

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Failure to Yield Leaves Motorcyclist Dead on First Colonial Rd

One man was killed during a failure-to-yield motorcycle accident in Virginia Beach on Monday, May 22nd. The collision took place at about 6:30 p.m. in front of Virginia Beach General Hospital. A spokesperson from the Virginia Beach Police Department reported that 69-year-old Francis Saunders was driving a motorcycle northbound along First Colonial Road when he…

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