Changes Considered for Virginia Medical Malpractice Law

by Staff Blogger | February 14th, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013

The state may soon see some major changes to the way Virginia Medical Malpractice claims are handled. A story published by the August Free Press explains that six bills were recently approved by the Virginia House of Delegates Courts of Justice Committee and will soon be considered for law in a vote amongst state legislators.

Changes proposed by the bills range from the way the forum for a hearing in a case is chosen to the way depositions may be used as evidence in a case of medical malpractice. House Bill 2004 calls for changes to the state’s trespass liability law, making it more difficult for a person to sue for damages if an injury occurs on a property while the victim is there without the owner’s consent.

While supporters of the laws say adopting these pieces of legislation will help both the state and businesses thrive by reducing the number of costly lawsuits, opponents claim such measures will make it more difficult for those who have truly been harmed by the negligence of a medical professional to get the care and assistance they need and deserve.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm recognize these reforms to the law could make it more important than ever to have a qualified attorney by your side if you have been harmed while under a physician’s care.