Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unfair to Those Injured by Doctor Mistakes
While most doctors are helpful and exercise good practice, there are some that do not take proper care of their patients.
The medical malpractice settlement cap refers to the maximum amount of money that can be awarded to a victim of medical malpractice. In Virginia, the cap is around $2 million, but sometimes the cap unfairly limits settlements to victims of medical malpractice who have severe healthcare needs.
Patients seeking medical help sometimes receive the wrong treatment, resulting in situations as severe as paralysis or even wrongful death. As a Virginia personal injury lawyer, I stand up for these people. I strive to get these patients what they deserve, and trying to repay them in any way I can for the tragedies that will sometimes plague them for the rest of their lives. The amount attached to the medical malpractice cap in Virginia may not cover all of the medical costs of the severely injured or satisfy the monetary losses that will accrue after a permanent injury. California’s actions in raising its medical malpractice cap, allows for more money to be awarded, so it is a step in the right direction. However there is still a limit, eliminating the ultimate freedom to award the warranted amount of money in severe cases.
As an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer, I stand up for these victims in our community. Take a look at our website at www.cooperhurley.com for more information. If you or someone you know is a victim of medical malpractice, seek medical help from other medical professionals, and call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-455-0077. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley!