Virginia Nursing Home Laws

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Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. §8.01-243

  • Two years.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. §§8.01-230 and 8.01-243

  • Generally, two years.
  • Children 8 years or older must file a case within two years of the date of injury.
  • If foreign object discovered, case must be filed within one year of discovery, but claim cannot be filed more than 10 years after date of injury.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. §8.01-244

  • Two years.

Damages Caps Va. Code Ann. §§8.01-38.1 and 8.01-581.15

  • The cap has increased in increments since 2000 and is now $2.15 million for injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2008.
  • Punitive damages capped at $350,000.

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