Law Firm Blogs & News

Medical Malpractice

What is a D.O.? (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

As discussed before on this website, all doctors are not created equal. Like everyone else, doctors have different skill sets, levels of aptitude, training and experience. Doctors are people after all. Many patients do not realize the distinction between a D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine) and an M.D. (medical doctor). Patients often say “they’re both...[Read More]

Did Your Doctor Graduate From a Caribbean Medical School?

We discuss at length the importance of choosing your doctor on this blog. There are a variety of factors patients can, and should, consider when selecting a doctor to provide medical care. One such factor is the medical school the doctor attended. All medical schools are not created equal. Just like anything else, some are...[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]

Non-Compete Law

Non-Competes in the world of Coronavirus

These are troubling times. Every person and every business in America will be affected. Retailers, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, etc., will be firing, furloughing, and/or laying off hundreds of thousand employees…many of whom have employment contracts which prevent them from working for a competitor. Virginia courts will enforce reasonable non-compete and non-solicitation contracts and they...[Read More]

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]

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]