By: Malcolm P. McConnell III, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney
Did you know that our legal system actually prevents some defendants from having to pay for the full value of the injuries they cause? Perhaps the most egregious example is medical malpractice caps, which prevent severely injured patients from obtaining a full recovery from doctors whose negligence has been proven. Even out-of- pocket expenses are limited by Virginia’s cap, so if a negligent doctor causes terrible harm, the cost of caring for his victim will be shifted to the taxpayers – to you – for the rest of the victim’s life.
Proponents of caps on damages argue that such laws are necessary to limit the cost of health care and allow doctors to…