Virginia: Patient Fall - a Lawyer’s Deposition
At discovery hearing on November 5, 2012, the Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia, granted the patient fall victim’s Motion to Compel against Defendant, Riverside Hospital, Inc., in Shirley F. Burrell v. Riverside Hospital, Inc., et al., No. CL1101633F-15. Since August, 2012, Riverside had resisted tendering for Va. Sup. Ct. Rule 4:5(b)(6) deposition its corporate representatives most knowledgeable about exemplar bed with bed-alarm, posey-vest, and wrist restraint.
The disabled medical malpractice Plaintiff in Burrell seeks $10,350,000.00 in damages for Riverside’s alleged failure to assess and intervene properly for the high fall risk patient. Two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin November 26, 2012.