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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

Why People Become Whistleblowers
There are many reasons why an individual “blows the whistle.” The debate often centers on whether these individuals are frivolous, disgruntled employees seeking financial gain or people with legitimate concerns who suffered personal loss. A wealth of academic research clearly shows it is the latter. The False Claims Act is the primary vehicle empowering whistleblowers
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What is a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is someone who reports waste, fraud, abuse, or dangers to public health and safety to someone who is in the position to rectify the wrongdoing. A whistleblower typically works inside of the organization where the wrongdoing is taking place; however, being a company “insider” is not essential. What matters is that the individual discloses information about wrongdoing that otherwise
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Firm News

You may not want a Pizza, Pasta, Taco, Sushi Lawyer
Do you know those restaurants that claim to be “known” for everything? The ones that say Pizza, Pasta, Tacos and Sushi on the sign? Or, Worlds Best Donuts and Hot Dogs? Unless you are 7 years old, the combination of vastly different cuisines, methods of preparation, and ingredients leaves most adults worried that a place
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Medical Malpractice and Doctor Death
I know my perspective is somewhat warped (no one comes to our office to tell us what a great doctor they have or how wonderful their local hospital is).  But, my wife and I started watching Dr. Death on Peacock last night and it is excellent!  I think we have even had cases against a
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