Law Firm Blogs & News

Medical Malpractice

Drug Errors: An All-Too-Common Problem

More than 1 in 10 patients suffer injuries in the course of their medical care with half of those injuries being preventable. Among the preventable errors, 12 percent lead to a patient’s permanent disability or death, according to a meta-analysis of systemic review of medical acre published in July of 2019. [1] The study, which...[Read More]

Nursing Home Abuse

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...[Read More]

Why words matter in Nursing Home Contracts

If you were a Fox News fan in the early days (or just a general consumer of news and media) no doubt the name and face of Gretchen Carlson rings a bell. She was one of the network’s early stars – smart, attractive and often on screen discussing the difficult news of the day. In...[Read More]

Non-Compete Law

Virginia – #1 in Business (code for #50 for employees?)

I have heard it my whole life – “Virginia is open for Business!“ As the daughter of a business owner, as a child I was proud of the moniker. As an attorney who now (a) owns a business and (b) primarily represents employees in business disputes, I have a new take on the open for...[Read More]

Why you have no real “right to work” in Virginia

Yet again, a smart professional person hired me, and asked the following question: I know I signed an employment contract that says I can’t serve my clients for three years after termination, but the law says I have a right to work doesn’t it? So how can my employer enforce that agreement – it’s against...[Read More]

Firm News

Dan Frith is named to 2019 Virginia Law Foundation

Founding partner of Frith Ellerman & Davis will be inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation next week, at the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting.  We are so proud of Dan’s induction as the Law Foundation only selects attorneys who are dedicated to their practice, and communities.  Join us in congratulating Dan on this well deserved...[Read More]

Frith Ellerman & Davis attorneys – asked to lead the way

Early in 2019, our three named partners will all be teaching other lawyers how to handle injury cases.  Lauren Davis and myself (Lauren Ellerman) will be teaching at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Retreat on Long Term Care cases, and our partner Dan Frith will be teaching at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Premises Liability Retreat.  Why...[Read More]