Medical malpractice; statute of limitations. (HB1874)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Medical malpractice; statute of limitations. Amends the discovery rule, which triggers the running of the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases involving the diagnosis of a malignant tumor or cancer. The bill provides that for a claim that negligence is a proximate cause of the failure to diagnose or a delay in the diagnosis of a tumor or cancer, the two-year statute of limitations is extended for one year from the date the diagnosis is communicated to the patient. Under current law, the claim must be that there was a negligent failure to diagnose the tumor or cancer. Amends § 8.01-243, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Committee
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101796D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Courts of Justice