There was a time when I could handle your Virginia divorce. Not any more.
There was a time when I could handle a DUI with some basic skill. Again, no longer my specialty.
I would not begin to tell you about Tax law, immigration, and it would be malpractice for me to advise you on your Trusts and Estates. I know nothing about these things.

But if someone calls and wants to know how to evaluate and investigate a malpractice action against a Virginia nursing home or hospital, I can help.

The process is not quick, or easy. Truth be told, it is not enjoyable either.

Step 1 – call our office and speak to either myself, Dan or Kim our paralegal.

Step 2 – we might encourage further investigation which requires record review.

Step 3 – if we think there is a case, we must get experts to review the case. Experts cost money so we have to discuss this with our clients and whether or not they can afford expert review.

Step 4 – if experts are on board, we file suit.

Step 5 – 10: Litigation. Health care providers are not afraid of lawsuits and will not offer you money before you file suit. This is almost a universal truth. Occasionally, one case is settled before suit but this is most rare.
Then we gather evidence, witnesses, experts and prepare for trial. Yes, Trial.

If you need a Virginia malpractice attorney to evaluate your case today, call toll free at 1-866-985-0098. For more information, visit our website http:// We are happy to help. Please don’t call and ask for Tax advice or immigration help – there, we can’t help you.

Lauren Ellerman

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