Just like dangling a carrot on a stick in front of a race horse, a fair settlement to your medical malpractice may be hanging just beyond your reach. As your claim is being settled, you are told by the jury the settlement amount and feel as if you're finally getting the due compensation your family deserves.

As the paperwork is finalized, you may soon face the facts that liability caps have reduced your settlement to the legal limits. Suddenly your plans to use the money awarded for your damages to help redesign your house for handicap access, or pay for plastic surgery to correct a disfigurement has gone out the window. The laws have snatched your carrot away.

I think it's completely absurd that medical malpractice claims can be settled in court, your non-economic damages awarded and approved by the jury, and in the end, the laws can still step in and reduce your settlement. Why bother allowing the jury to offer this pseudo-award in the first place? It only gives victims false hope that they're getting the settlement they're entitled to.

I write for a great blog chronicling the numerous sad tales of how medical malpractice settlements have been whittled away to nothing by Virginia liability caps. These are only a few of the stories that have hit the news in recent months; I'm sure there are plenty more unpublicized cases out there.

Most people can live their lives without worrying about how liability caps may affect them or their loved ones. However, if you are considering a medical malpractice suit, you should read my article to understand how liability caps can affect your settlement. The more you know about the current laws of medical malpractice, the better prepared you can be to see your case through to settlement.

Understanding liability caps is important when you are seeking to file a lawsuit, especially for medical malpractice. Virginia medical malpractice attorney Ben Glass has been fighting to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas for their medical malpractice claims. For more information, contact us today - 703-591-9829.

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