These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A lawyer may notify a client's hospital and physician that the client has obtained proceeds of a judgment as long as the client had previously authorized the lawyer to assure the hospital and doctor that they would be paid out of the proceeds (if the client did not provide such authorization, such notification would be improper).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn