What is the Virginia medical malpractice statute of limitations? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Virginia is 2 years. (Va. Code 8.01-243) A statute of limitations is the period during which one can bring a legal claim in a court of law. For claims involving medical malpractice or improper, negligent, or illegal treatment by a medical professional, claims must be brought within 2 years from the time that the injured party received the treatment. If claims are not brought within their statute of limitations period they will be time barred by the court. If you have questions about your medical malpractice claim within this time frame contact our firm and let our experienced medical malpractice lawyers talk you through your potential claim.