Morris v. Health Services Foundation

LAS REGLAS DE CONDUCTA PROFESIONAL DEL BAR DEL ESTADO DE VIRGINIA REQUIEREN QUE TODOS LOS ABOGADOS HAGAN LA SIGUIENTE DECLARACIÓN Y RENUNCIA A LOS RESULTADOS DE SU CASO.

LOS ACUERDOS Y VERDICTOS EN TODOS LOS CASOS DEPENDEN DE DIVERSOS FACTORES Y CIRCUNSTANCIAS QUE SON ÚNICOS EN CADA CASO. POR LO TANTO, LOS RESULTADOS ANTERIORES EN CASOS NO SON UNA GARANTÍA O PREDICCIÓN DE RESULTADOS SIMILARES EN CASOS FUTUROS QUE LA FIRMA DE ALLEN Y SUS ABOGADOS PUEDAN ACEPTAR.

Localización: Tribunal Supremo de Virginia
Lesiones: Lesiones catastróficas
Asentamiento: Subject to a Confidentiality Agreement

The plaintiff was asphyxiated at birth resulting in cerebral palsy and brain damage and will never be able to live independently. The parents of the child claimed that the doctors failed to respond to their son’s deteriorating condition in the hours before the birth. The foundation employing the doctors argued that the doctors were immune from suit because of the charity care they provide to indigent patients. The Supreme Court denied charitable immunity to the doctors and found that the doctors operated a business not a charity. For more on this case, view the Richmond Times-Dispatch article by Bill McKelway.