Law Firm Blogs & News

Medical Malpractice

Robotic Assisted Surgery: Is it a good thing?

The recent news is full of reports of hospitals purchasing million dollar robots for surgeons to use when they perform operations.  The robots are used in all kinds of surgeries including bariatric procedures, hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, appendectomies, and a host of other surgeries.  NBC News presented an informative report titled, The da Vinci surgical robot: A...[Read More]

How to be a better patient – and get better medical care in Virginia

This week I was enjoying some post holiday magazine reading time, when I saw a blurb in Better Homes and Gardens, that said:  On average, doctors will interrupt 11 seconds after you start explaining your symptoms.  The magazine then advises, to “write down the issues you want to discuss in order of importance and give...[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

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]