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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Radiologist Loses Medical License

Why does this keep happening? A Richmond area radiologist,  Michael J. Bigg, MD, has been summarily suspended from medical practice amid allegations of repeatedly missing signs of cancer in his patients’ mammograms.  The Virginia Board of Medicine found Michael J. Bigg’s practice constituted a danger to public health or safety. Dr. Bigg owns the Allison...[Read More]

If I could ask Physicians to do just one thing ….

If I, as a daughter, mother, patient, plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney could ask Physicians to do just one thing, it would be – TELL ME WHAT YOU TELL THE OTHER DOCTORS IN MY MEDICAL RECORDS.  That may seem like an odd request, but please, if you have a minute, or two, keep reading.  So often...[Read More]

Cracks in for profit nursing homes exposed during coronavirus

On this morning’s NPR broadcast Morning Edition, a young Chicago nursing home employee shares his experience working in a for profit facility before the coronavirus outbreak. He describes lack of gloves, staff, preventative equipment and more. His interviewers explore why nursing home residents are so exposed during this pandemic. To listen, start around the 8...[Read More]

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]

Filing a Medical Malpractice Case
is Not for the Weak or Timid

This week, I watched a family who had suffered the worst health care crisis imaginable, listen while a stranger told them that settling their lawsuit would give them peace. I know for a fact, when you lose a loved one, winning or losing a lawsuit does not bring peace. The loss still exists and is...[Read More]

So Now You Are a Plaintiff In a Lawsuit –
How Long Will This Take?

Timing is everything. And yet, when you file a lawsuit and are subject to the Court’s availability and the calendars of lawyers and other parties, the wheels of justice can move very, very slowly. So How Long Will Your Virginia Injury Case Take? The sad but true answer is, it depends – but likely between...[Read More]

What Costs Can I Anticipate in Prosecuting
a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice cases are typically complex and very different from most personal injury cases. This article will attempt to summarize what we tell our clients about the litigation costs they can anticipate as their case progresses. First, we must collect all of the relevant medical records. These records will come from a hospital (where a...[Read More]