Bill Supported by Virginia’s own Bob Goodlatte would make Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Harder to Win

Republican Bob Goodlatte is a long-time member of the Virginia delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives.  He currently serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  As an aside, he was elected in 1993 after a campaign in which he stressed the need for “term limits.”  That’s correct…he has been a member of the House of Representatives for 24 years after telling voters our politicians stayed in office too long.  Draw your own conclusions from those facts.

Representative Goodlatte is supporting a bill (HR 1215) which will severely curtail the rights of victims of medical negligence to hold health care providers accountable.   Worst of all, it will be low-come individuals and older Americans who will be the most negatively affected by the law if passed by House.   

Read one newspaper’s analysis of the proposed law and its potential impact here.


Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at