THE CAP ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AWARDS NOW INCREASES YEARLY

The following statute of interest was enacted recently by the Virginia General Assembly: Va. Code § 8.01 – 581.15. This statute increased the cap in medical malpractice cases from the old limit of $2 million, by $50,000 per year, commencing 7/1/2012. Effective 7/1/2031, the cap will be $3 million. This legislation was the result of bipartisan …

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