Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney
The medical malpractice system is a vital part of patient protection in American health care. However, in recent years many states have pushed through harsh limits on the amount of compensation a patient injured through a doctor’s negligence can receive. These damage caps set a specific number that any jury award will automatically be reduced to, regardless of the severity of the patient’s injuries.
In Virginia, that number is currently just above $2 million. It increases slightly every year to account for inflation, but the Commonwealth’s damage cap is still one of the strictest in the country. Furthermore, Virginia has taken…