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I was hurt in a car wreck. How do I get the treatment I need?

Coronavirus is changing our world every day, every hour.  As we try to keep up with it all, there are still practical questions that need answers.  Here’s one we expect to hear more of, “I have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence (like in a car wreck), how do I get the treatment I...[Read More]

What is a D.O.? (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

As discussed before on this website, all doctors are not created equal. Like everyone else, doctors have different skill sets, levels of aptitude, training and experience. Doctors are people after all. Many patients do not realize the distinction between a D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine) and an M.D. (medical doctor). Patients often say “they’re both...[Read More]

Did Your Doctor Graduate From a Caribbean Medical School?

We discuss at length the importance of choosing your doctor on this blog. There are a variety of factors patients can, and should, consider when selecting a doctor to provide medical care. One such factor is the medical school the doctor attended. All medical schools are not created equal. Just like anything else, some are...[Read More]

Drug Errors: An All-Too-Common Problem

More than 1 in 10 patients suffer injuries in the course of their medical care with half of those injuries being preventable. Among the preventable errors, 12 percent lead to a patient’s permanent disability or death, according to a meta-analysis of systemic review of medical acre published in July of 2019. [1] The study, which...[Read More]

VA Hospitals: Our Veterans Deserve Better

Here is the deal. You serve your country in the army, marines, navy, or air force and in return your country takes care of your health needs. People who were in the reserves or National Guard may also qualify if he/she was called up for active duty. The problem: the loyal men and women who...[Read More]

What can a Virginia Medical Malpractice case / lawyer actually do?

At least three times this week, I have described what I do as analogous to a hammer. If your problem looks like a nail, my skills and experience can be helpful. But not every healthcare crisis, emergency, or negligent care situation can be helped by a lawsuit. Not every harmful interaction with a health care...[Read More]

“Choosing” a surgeon

We are often in conversation with a potential client (which always means some kind of medical crisis has already occurred) and we ask: HOW DID YOU CHOSE YOUR SURGEON? or WHO PERFORMED YOUR SURGERY? And, what we have learned, is that most patients don’t recall the name of their surgeon and feel they had little...[Read More]

Mortality Statistics and Your Hospital

The New York Times published a recent story on the secret recordings of doctors discussing concerns about poor surgical care. The outcomes from surgeries were so bad the doctors questioned whether they should refer patients for surgery if it meant in-house surgeons would perform the operation. You can read the article here. The popular podcast...[Read More]

All Doctors Are Not Created Equal

Doctors are not gods.  They are not infallible, all-knowing deities picked by God Almighty to spread His wisdom to us mere plebes.  Doctors receive a lot of training.  Doctors work long hours and are well compensated for their work.  But doctors are people just like you and me.  Some doctors are better, or worse, than...[Read More]

SOVAH: Bad Medicine – Dangerous Hospitals

These words are not mine they belong to James Sherlock, a retired Navy Captain who has spent years studying health care. These words are part of the subject line of a letter written by Mr. Sherlock to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. The letter stated the hospitals serving Danville and Martinsville, Virginia have been found by...[Read More]