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Medical Malpractice

Telemedicine and the Coronavirus

Yes they are related.  Telemedicine, or the use of remote audio-visual technology to provide medical care has been around for years.  It probably got its first start when smaller rural hospitals used remote radiologists to interpret x-rays, CTs, and MRI studies during the middle of the night or on weekends when local radiologists were unavailable. ...[Read More]

How to make the most from your “Mychart” experience

If you have been to a doctor in the last year, it is likely someone asked you if you wanted to sign up for the Health System online portal.  Lewis Gale uses MyHealth One Carilion / Ballad Health / CVS use MyChart Each and every provider has their own way to confirm appointments, offer test...[Read More]

Nursing Home Abuse

Will I Have to
Go to Trial?

Some people are excited about the possibility of a jury trial for their case. Many, if not most, are concerned and worried about having to go to trial. If you are in the latter category, it may help to know the vast majority of civil cases do not go all the way to trial. Most...[Read More]

What Happens to a Doctor or
Nursing Home When Sued?

Oftentimes a client will ask, “What happens to the doctor/ nursing home if they are sued?” Some clients are concerned that while the treatment they received was poor, they do not want to put a doctor or nursing home out of business. There are a variety of considerations that may arise in the event of...[Read More]

Non-Compete Law

Non-Competes No Longer Enforceable for Lower Income Workers

A landmark new law passed by the Virginia legislature will render many non-competition provisions unenforceable. House Bill 330 states that non-competition provisions can no longer be enforced against “low wage” employees. The statute defines “low wage” as less than the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth. This is a significant change and an amount much...[Read More]

Firm News

Frith, Ellerman and Davis all named Superlawyers in 2020

Dan Frith has been named a Virginia Superlawyer for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, for the 15th year in a row.  Lauren Davis has been named Rising Star Superlawyer for Virginia Medical Malpractice in 2020 for the 5th year in a row.  Lauren Ellerman was named Virginia Superlawyer for Medical Malpractice, top 100 Lawyers in Virginia, and...[Read More]

Lauren Ellerman named top 100 lawyers in Virginia, 2020

I am delighted to share I was named to Superlawyers Magazine 2020 list of 100 best lawyers in Virginia, as well as top 50 female attorneys in the Commonwealth.  I am grateful for the recognition, and can’t wait to get back to work helping clients when our State Courts re-open this summer.  I was also...[Read More]

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Will I Have to
Go to Trial?

Some people are excited about the possibility of a jury trial for their case. Many, if not most, are concerned and worried about having to go to trial. If you are in the latter category, it may help to know the vast majority of civil cases do not go all the way to trial. Most...[Read More]

What Happens to a Doctor or
Nursing Home When Sued?

Oftentimes a client will ask, “What happens to the doctor/ nursing home if they are sued?” Some clients are concerned that while the treatment they received was poor, they do not want to put a doctor or nursing home out of business. There are a variety of considerations that may arise in the event of...[Read More]