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Medical Malpractice

Medication Errors by Pharmacists
I watched NBC Nightly News on the evening of March 16 and a story caught my attention.  The report, seen here beginning at the 16:15 minute mark, was about the stresses placed on pharmacists. The story focuses on a pharmacist with 14 years of experience and how employers (CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens were mentioned as
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How Does your Hospital Stack Up?
I have written blogs before about how to find a good doctor in Virginia.  Click here. Now I want to talk about finding a good hospital in Virginia.  Of course you want a good doctor to provide you or your family with great care but what about the nursing staff and other considerations which might
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Non-Compete Law

What I learned from my partner Dan Frith on Virginia’s New Non-Compete law
Elections have consequences. Last year, Virginia’s General Assembly was mostly blue for the first time in decades. Laws were passed that protect WORKERS not COMPANIES. One of these laws, is a total change on how Virginia handles Non-Compete agreements. I have likely written 100 blog posts, podcasts and articles on Virginia Non-Compete law. Heck, we
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Non-Competes No Longer Enforceable for Lower Income Workers
A landmark new law passed by the Virginia legislature will render many non-competition provisions unenforceable. House Bill 330 states that non-competition provisions can no longer be enforced against “low wage” employees. The statute defines “low wage” as less than the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth. This is a significant change and an amount much
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Nursing Home Abuse

How to care for loved ones in Nursing Homes when you can’t visit – COVID 19 Edition
We have seen it in the news for weeks. OUTBREAK OF COVID 19 in WASHINGTON STATE NURSING HOME. SUSPECTED OUTBREAK IN ILLINOIS FACILITY. In response, the Vice President announced in a press conference this week that Federal Regulations regarding nursing home visitations will be suspended. Translation: Facilities can lock their doors to non care givers
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New, Facility Specific Data on Virginia Nursing Homes
Inadequate staffing is a widespread and persistent problem in nursing homes in Virginia. We have written extensively about how there are no minimum staffing requirements for Virginia nursing homes. Despite the failure to ensure staffing at the state level, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asserts “nurse staffing is directly related to
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Whistleblower Litigation

Investment Fraud
Earlier this month, a federal jury in Virginia convicted a Florida banker and Virginia attorney of running a fraud scheme that swindled more than 300 victims, most of them seniors, out of more than $25 million.[1] Following a month-long trial, the jury found Daryl Bank of Florida and Billy Seabolt of Lynchburg, Virginia guilty of
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Medical Malpractice and Whistleblower Claims
Our law firm has a fairly unique practice…we represent patients in medical malpractice cases against health care providers and whistleblower cases on behalf of honest folks who report cases of financial and billing fraud.  I recently learned of a case which deals with both issues: a whistleblower on illegal kickbacks for unnecessary back surgeries. South
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Firm News

Our Clients
Last week, my daughter (age 8) asked me “What is a client?” She had heard me relay some comment to my husband about an old client who called to say hello. “My clients are the people who call me and need help. My clients are people who have had something really bad happen, and they
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Frith & Ellerman all named Superlawyers in 2020 and 2021
Dan Frith has been named a Virginia Superlawyer for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, for the 16th year in a row. Lauren Ellerman was named Virginia Superlawyer for Medical Malpractice, top 100 Lawyers in Virginia, and top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia. And – our youngest attorney Bo Frith was just invited to join Top 40 under
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