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Med-mal ‘relief’ bill defeated (access required)

A bill that would have provided a “relief valve” for Virginia’s medical malpractice cap has died in a General Assembly subcommittee. Under Senate Bill 1107, proposed by Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Moneta, the medical malpractice cap would be lifted in cases of “substantial or permanent loss or impairment” of a bodily function, brain injury, substantial disfigurement and ...