Let's say I was playing professional football. Then I contracted MRSA at the facility that I was training that subsequently ended my career. The last time I took a snap was the first week of the 2005 season. The facility is in Virginia but I worked in Maryland where I couldn't continue working. Is there way to bypass the Statute of Limitations in Virginia & Maryland that I can overcome the 2-years? Cause of Action>> Personal injury: 2 years | Va. Code § 8.01-243(A)
Just trying to see if I have any OPTIONS for a lawsuit.
It's difficult to get around the SOL. If you want to be certain contact a local PI lawyer in MD and VA with all the facts. They can guide you.
It would be very difficult to overcome the statute of limitations in Virginia. Just based on what you say you knew about the injury in 2005 and said injury ended your career. I am not sure what theory you would rely on in an attempt to overcome the time bar.
You probably cannot overcome the statute of limitations. Did you ever file a worker's compensation claim? If its any consolation, recovering for a "I got infected by MRSA" claim is very, very difficult. Its not only a big problem in gyms but it's huge in hospitals. Most of these cases actually fail because no one had really figured out how to effectively prove that certain steps would likely have prevented you from contracting the infection. If you were an NFL player (you don't say) then I'm sure you have looked to see whether the Players Union has anything for you. Good luck to you.
Every case tells a story. We'd love to hear yours. Ben Glass is licensed in Virginia. You should consult an experienced, board certified attorney in your area. Obviously, no attorney client relationship is formed by participating in Avvo.
sol in virginia is hard and fast unless you were under some type of temporary incapacity
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