Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Posted on May 09, 2008

Virginia's cap on medical malpractice lawsuits hurts the most significantly injured victims.  As The Richmond Times reported, a family whose son suffered neurological injuries, cerebral palsy and brain damage recently settled their birth trauma malpractice case after a 7 year fight.  At the time of the child's birth, the medical malpractice cap was $1.6 million.  It will increase to $2 million in July 2008.  Is that enough to cover lifetime medical care for a severely brain damaged child who will never live independently?  How about to replace a family's income when a young mom or dad's death is caused by medical negligence?



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