I have a couple of questions about suing the cardiologist but 1st i will give you a background. My mother went for a breast examination and discovered she had a lump on her breast. The outcome was that she had a caught a cancerous lump in early stages so surgery was recommended followed by chemotherapy to make sure nothing else showed up. She went to her primary physician who advised her to get a pacemaker put in for a minor heart murmur. She started having pains that the cardiologist said was after surgery pains. Weeks turned into months and she was having pains that were so severe that she had to sit down, and one day somebody had to catch her from falling. About 3-4months later she got up to turn the tv off and she dropped dead. The ambulance got there but she had died pretty much instantly. They said it was a massive heart attack that killed her instantly. She had no heart issues other than a murmur and there is no heart disease in our family. So needless to say it was very weird. We had an autopsy done and the concluded that she had multiple heart attacks and her heart just couldnt take anymore. which explains all the pain. Every instance where she would just sit and let it pass was a heart attack with some worst than others. She went to her cardiologist alot to find out what was wrong and he said it was just pain and gave her pain pills to take. This obviously a medical malpractice and wrongful death case. My questions are. Is there a cap in virginia for these types of cases? What is a realistic amount that would make a difference? and What kind of roadblocks will run into with this case?