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Unsupervised Nurse Anesthesia – HB1322

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In one of the most blatant money grabs in recent legislative history, Virginia legislators are contemplating making it legal for patients to receive anesthesia without doctor supervision. Why is this important? Anesthesia is one of the most important and risky parts of a procedure. An anesthesiologist essentially gets a patient…

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Financial Advisor Fraud

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We’ve written before about the explosive growth of whistleblower lawsuits for financial fraud, especially with COVID funds. Just this week, the SEC levied fines of $18 million against JP Morgan.[1] The megabank JP Morgan Chase will pay a $18 million fine as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities…

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Southwest Virginia Home Health Company Charged With Fraud

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This week, nine people were charged with healthcare fraud involving a company that provided home care to residents of Western Virginia. A recently unsealed November 2023 indictment revealed the extent of the scheme. All nine individuals that were charged were owners or employees of Adult N Pediatric Healthcare Service, a…

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Department of Justice pays $900,000 in Suicide Case From Salem VA Hospital

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Negligent Medical Care Leads to Veteran Suicide The Roanoke Times covered this case in an article linked here. Decedent was a 62-year-old Air Force veteran who served in the military for over two decades. She retired in 2000 and since then served as the live-in caretaker for her elderly mother.…

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How Does a Lawsuit Against the VA Hospital Work?

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In the video below, Frith & Ellerman attorney Bo Frith walks through the process of a lawsuit against a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital for medical malpractice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0iWRfammI

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Do We Need a National Patient Safety Board?

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Not just yes but hell yes! Are people being harmed and killed by preventable medical negligence? Yes again. The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general found that 10% of hospitalized Medicare patients experienced preventable harm during hospital stays in October of 2018.  I do not know the exact…

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Researching Hospitals to Get Better Care

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Listen to Dan Frith on the Eldercare Success Podcast discussing “Researching Hospitals to Get Better Care.”

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How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over People

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From the New York Times “The Daily” podcast on January 25, 2023,  including specific information on a hospital system in Virginia: How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over People  

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How to Choose Your Doctor

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Listen to Dan Frith, president of Frith & Ellerman Law Firm, on podcast Eldercare Success discussing how to choose your doctor.

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Home Health Care and Fraud

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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…

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