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How Virginia and North Carolina Hospitals Attempt to Avoid Liability for Medical Malpractice

Holding corporations liable for the conduct of their employees depends on a legal doctrine called respondeat superior.  While the language varies from state to state, businesses and corporations are only liable for the negligent conduct of their employees when the negligence “arises out of and in the scope of their employment.”  Essentially, as long as…

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Virginia Least Likely to Take Disciplinary Action Against Doctors

As a lawyer in a busy personal injury firm which handles many cases involving malpractice I was not surprised to read an article in The Virginian Pilot about Virginia doctors and medical malpractice and the state’s failure to discipline them.  The article focuses on the fact that Virginia ranks very low among states that are…

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A Virginia Malpractice Attorney’s Advice on Finding the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers

If you are hurt by a surgeon’s error, or if a loved one has been seriously harmed by a medical mistake, you want the best Virginia medical malpractice lawyer you can afford to help your family. To assist you in determining who the best VA medical malpractice attorneys are, attorney-rating systems such as Martindale-Hubbell, the…

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