Ask your surgeon “will you be the one doing the surgery?” Ask if a nurse or physician will be administering anesthesia. Ask the nurse if your wound looks normal. Ask what medication you are on. Ask why you are on it.

Yes, even medical providers get into the “routines” of work – and it may be, when asked to explain why or who or how something went, you both will be better prepared to fight the problem together.


Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at