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?