Virginia Cap on Malpractice Awards to Increase Starting in 2012

The cap on awards for malpractice lawsuits in Virginia will go up $50,000 a year for the next 20 years, following a recent compromise between trial lawyers and physicians in the Commonwealth.

Incremental increases to the cap had been made previously. But once the cap reached $2 million, physicians argued that further increases would result in higher malpractice insurance premiums, while the state’s trial lawyers, who represent injured patients, disputed that one would automatically follow the other.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Reporters on Deadline

CONNECT

About Patrick Malone: Patrick Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who... View Profile »


Follow Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury Lawyers: