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Medical Malpractice

Mortality Statistics and Your Hospital

The New York Times published a recent story on the secret recordings of doctors discussing concerns about poor surgical care. The outcomes from surgeries were so bad the doctors questioned whether they should refer patients for surgery if it meant in-house surgeons would perform the operation. You can read the article here. The popular podcast...[Read More]

SPEAK UP (as a patient)

I am currently with a loved one in an out of state Hospital and on every wall is a sign that says SPEAK UP. The poster then discusses patient’s need to speak up and how that can prevent injury and mistakes. I agree. While it doesn’t take away the duty of the healthcare provider to:...[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

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]

Broker Protocol – always changing

All – no surprise here, but a few of the big financial houses have decided they don’t like to share.  I know, shocking right? According to www.thinkadvisor.com  Morgan Stanley and 

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]