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Medical Malpractice

What is a wrongful death case under Virginia law and who is a wrongful death lawyer?
What is a wrongful death case under Virginia law? Superlawyer (and top 50 women attorneys in Virginia) Lauren Ellerman explains what it is, and how our firm can help.
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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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Non-Compete Law

President Biden, the Federal Trade Commission, and Non-Compete Contracts
I have shared my bias before…I dislike non-compete and non-solicitation contracts with a passion.  They unfairly prevent an employee from using his/her skills and knowledge to earn a living and feed their family.  Even more, these restrictive employment provisions are bad for our economy and American innovation. My home state of Virginia passed a new
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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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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

Nursing Home Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Cases
The False Claims Act is the government’s primary tool in addressing the misuse of taxpayer funds. Since 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice recovered approximately $11.4 billion under the False Claims Act.[1] Of the $11.4 billion recovered over the past four years, approximately 90 percent or $9 billion was recovered in health care fraud matters.[2]
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Healthcare Fraud at Universities
Earlier this month, the University of Miami agreed to pay $22 million to resolve a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act for fraudulent healthcare billing.[1] Four former healthcare executives at the University of Miami filed the suit. The Department of Justice will award the whistleblowing executives a share of 15% to 25% of the
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Firm News

Virginia River Season 3 – skeezy lawyer Todd and how our attorneys (Dan / Lauren / Bo) are not like that guy
Skeezy  lawyer characters are not new to film or  television. Think  – The Simpsons character, Lionel Hutz (and enjoy this mashup below). Further, personal injury advertising is sometimes so nuts, it makes the lawyers look – well, a little nuts. This week I enjoyed watching Season 3 of Virgin River on Netflix. #1 – please
Lauren Ellerman
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Frith & Ellerman – Virginia Medical Malpractice Super Lawyers!
A friend recently teased me [Lauren Ellerman ] during a meeting – “Are you really one of the best 100 lawyers in Virginia / Top 50 Female Attorneys in Virginia / Only 1 of 3 Female Super lawyer for Plaintiff Medical Malpractice?” I responded, “I’m not sure –  but I appreciate the recognition.” The friend
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