13 Aug Virginia: Sexual Abuse – a Lawyer’s Time
Per House Bill 1892, Va. Code Ann. §8.01-249(6) was amended and reenacted by the General Assembly of Virginia effective July 1, 2013. It enlarges the statute of limitation for the special case of childhood sexual abuse.
The amendment specifies that the cause of action for a childhood victim of sexual abuse accrues upon “the later” of removal of the disability of infancy or incapacity, or when the fact of the injury and its casual connection to the sexual abuse is first communicated to the person by a licensed physician psychologist, or clinical psychologist. Mr. Waterman has represented sexual crime victims successfully in the past, and currently has such a case under review.
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