Attorney Representation for Virginia Eugenics Sterilization Victims
The Commonwealth of Virginia forcibly sterilized over 7,000 people between 1924 and 1981 under the Eugenical Sterilization Act, claiming that they were either “mentally ill” or “mentally deficient.” In an effort to remedy this historic crime, Virginia law now offers up to $25,000 of compensation to sterilization victims who were alive as of February 1, 2015.
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is developing an application that will require those seeking compensation to prove their claim. Requirements will include proof that the applicant was sterilized at Eastern State Hospital, Southwestern State Hospital, Western State Hospital, Central State Mental Hospital or Virginia Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded (Central Virginia Training Center) between 1924 and 1981.
If you or a loved one were sterilized, my law firm will seek maximum compensation in your claim. My office will gather the records and documents needed for your claim and prepare an application package for the DBHDS without any up front charges. Let a licensed Virginia attorney handle your paperwork and deal with the government. Call Atkinson Law at 757-656-3084 for a free consultation.