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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

Doctor Alleged to have Billed for Multiple Surgeries at the same time
Can a doctor bill Medicare and Medicaid for multiple surgeries performed at the same time?  First, I don’t want my surgeon operating on me and other patients at the same time.  I prefer he/she concentrate on performing my surgery safely and correctly.  But, my concerns aside, can surgeons get away with this practice?  The answer
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Illegal Kickbacks and Referrals in Healthcare Fraud
A whistleblower may bring a variety of different allegations of healthcare fraud. One such allegation concerns improper referral fees. Whistleblowers can bring a lawsuit for this type of fraud through the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. The Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law prohibit medical providers from paying or receiving financial compensation, or anything of
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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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