24 Jun WILLIAMSBURG, NEWPORT NEWS, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA TOP LAWYER: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
By 11-page letter opinion dated June 16, 2022, Circuit Court for Henrico County found in a medical malpractice case that “the Supreme Court of Virginia’s COVID-19 Declarations of Judicial Emergency Orders tolled the limitations period for all cases with limitations periods running during the emergency period and not only to those that expired during the tolling period.” Id. at 10. Therefore, Judge Herman concluded that the Plaintiff patient’s suit was filed timely, overruled the medical malpractice Defendants’ Plea in Bar, and denied their Motion to Dismiss. The case is Beasley v. Berkle, No. CL21-960.