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Medical Malpractice

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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Information is Power: A New Tool for Patients
Have you ever read your medical records from your healthcare providers? I know…it is too hard and too time consuming. But if  you read them you might be shocked at how inaccurate they are on some very basic and potentially life threatening ways.  Examples I have seen include the wrong blood type, failing to include
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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
Lauren Ellerman
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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
Lauren Ellerman
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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

Financial Fraud
A recent article in the Roanoke Times details the explosive growth in whistle-blowing lawsuits during the pandemic, especially for financial fraud. In the fiscal year that ended September 30, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received 6,900 tips alleging while collar crime, 31% jump from the previous 12-month record. Whistleblowing can be quite lucrative. Since
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Whistleblowers for Nursing Home Fraud
  Fraud occurs with surprising frequency in facilities with especially vulnerable patients. For this reason, nursing homes can be easy targets for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. These facilities are not under as much official scrutiny as hospitals. Nursing home residents are often unable to advocate for themselves. It is up to whistleblowers who have insight
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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
Lauren Ellerman
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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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