Law Firm Resources & News

Medical Malpractice

Experience: Does it really matter?
Being a medical malpractice lawyer who only represents the victims of medical negligence, I am constantly asked by friends and neighbors “who is a good doctor for______,” or “which hospital has the best reputation for treating_____?” My answers vary depending on the disease/condition being treated or the surgery to be performed.  Despite this variation, one
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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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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 Can I Pay For Nursing Home Care?
Paying for nursing home care is a complicated and rather grim topic. Nevertheless, it is an important issue for families. Seven out of every ten seniors will need long-term care at some point during their lifetime.[1] Without a standalone long-term care policy, out-of-pocket costs could range from $20,000 to $100,000 a year, depending on the
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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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Whistleblower Litigation

Home Health Care and Fraud
Many elderly Americans need medical care at home…they don’t need or want to be in hospital and certainly want to avoid being placed in nursing home.  What these individuals need is trained and attentive home health services…and most of the providers (nurses and nursing aids) are just that…competent and caring professionals. My beef is with
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Whistleblowers for Opioid Fraud
One of the most common areas for whistleblowers is the opioid crisis. As chronicled in countless books, podcasts, and TV shows, the opioid industry is rife with fraud. In 2020 and 2021 alone, the Justice Department secured settlements in excess of $3 billion arising from whistleblower and False Claims Act cases.[1] Opioid Fraud in Roanoke
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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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