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Malpractice Links for Today

Deal would raise cap on malpractice suits in Va. (Hampton Roads). Virginia limit on payouts in malpractice lawsuits will increase $50,000 a year, beginning in 2012, until it reaches $3 million in 2031.

Mother dies 4 days after giving birth, family sues (Southeast Texas Record)

Jury Awards Woman $23 Million in Medical Malpractice Case (Ohio Personal Injury Attorney Blog). Not mentioned: the case is against the state which has a $200,000 damage cap. The legislature would have to pass a bill to give the $23 million. What are the odds?

Patient sues over sponge left in abdomen (Louisiana Record)