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Jenny Albano

Nurse may Have Infected Over 300 in Virginia With Hepatitis

Over 300 patients from a Virginia hospital have been asked to get blood tests because an ex-nurse of the hospital is suspected of infecting patients with hepatitis when he worked in Texas.Retired Army Capt. Jon Dale Jones, 45, was arrested this month in Miami on federal charges of assaulting three patients and possession of a controlled substance by fraud. Federal prosecutors said they believe…

Mike Simon

State Birth Injury Program In Jeopardy

According to a study released last quarter, the Virginia state birth injury program, designed to bar medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors and hospitals when a child receives permanent birth injuries from oxygen damage or spinal damage, faces a cash shortage of $132 million and, at its present state, can survive only 17 more years.”There are no real surprises,” the program’s executive…