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Va. Supreme Court Overturns Patient’s $652K Med Mal Verdict

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 9:12 PM EST) -- The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a jury verdict which found a doctor liable for injuries suffered by a woman due to an alleged botched hysterectomy, saying the patient failed to present any evidence at trial that the doctor proximately caused her injury.

In a published ruling, the state’s highest court unanimously reversed final judgment in favor of patient Donna Sublett in a suit accusing Dr. Mary Beth Dixon of perforating the patient’s bowel during a hysterectomy, which purportedly caused Sublett to endure great pain...
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