Medical Malpractice

Information is Power: A New Tool for Patients

Have you ever read your medical records from your healthcare providers? I know…it is too hard and too time consuming. But if  you read them you might be shocked at how inaccurate they are on some very basic and potentially life threatening ways.  Examples I have seen include the wrong blood type, failing to include

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Telemedicine and the Coronavirus

Yes they are related.  Telemedicine, or the use of remote audio-visual technology to provide medical care has been around for years.  It probably got its first start when smaller rural hospitals used remote radiologists to interpret x-rays, CTs, and MRI studies during the middle of the night or on weekends when local radiologists were unavailable. 

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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

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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

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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

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Medicaid – Anything but Simple in a Medical Malpractice or Personal Injury Case

Everyone who calls our office and has a Virginia injury case (nursing home, medical malpractice, car accident, trucking accident, etc.) is asked a series of questions by our staff. One of these questions is: DO YOU HAVE MEDICAID? It is not that we discriminate against potential clients who qualify for Medicaid because of disability or

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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

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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

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Good Medicine in the time of Covid-19

My initial plans for this blog post have taken a turn. I initially wanted to comment about how people who need to see their doctor, or even worse, need to be seen immediately in a hospital emergency department, were not being seen or treated because our healthcare system was overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. Why? Because

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What is the Difference Between a Medical Mistake vs. Medical Malpractice in Virginia?
Virginia medical malpractice attorney Bo Frith explains how many cases Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm investigates at a time and why his firm is selective with the cases they take on.
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