Wrongful Death

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

Bo Frith
Bo
Talking About Your Loss, Again and Again
In wrongful death cases that involve medical malpractice or negligence by nursing homes, there is one thing that stands out as the most difficult for family members – having to relive their loss over and over during the case. Unfortunately, it’s unavoidable. But it is also manageable, and here are some ideas to make it
Lauren Davis
Lauren
Who is the Beneficiary in a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?
Medical Malpractice attorney Lauren Ellerman of Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm explains who the beneficiary is in a wrongful death case under Virginia law.
Lauren Ellerman
Lauren
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

Dan Frith
Dan
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Bleed Out: HBO Special

Physicians and hospitals commit malpractice every hour of every day.  Don’t believe me?   Check out this trailer for an HBO special set to air tomorrow – BLEED OUT.  

Dan Frith
Dan
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Screening Colonoscopies: Are there Risks?

No American between 40 and 80 is unaware of the recommendation for screening colonoscopies.  The American Cancer Society recommends that people at “average risk” of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. This can be done either with a test that looks for signs of cancer in a person’s stool, or with an exam that

Dan Frith
Dan
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HR 1215 – and why congress hopes you miss it!

So I couldn’t help myself – I tried once again to tell the tale of why Congress hopes you won’t pay attention to what they are voting on.  Enjoy my 20 minute discussion on HR1215 here and why I fear for profit healthcare and pharmaceutical lobby wants this Bill, and why you, as the consumer

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren
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Getting Admitted to the Hospital on the Weekend can kill you

I am not kidding and now there is a study to back me up. The New England Journal of Medicine just published a study titled, “Mortality among Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends as Compared with Weekdays.”  The study’s authors looked at over 3.5 million hospital admissions over a 10 year period – pretty significant numbers. 

Dan Frith
Dan
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Remembering Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

It is easy in this Hallmark, holiday driven world to get caught up in celebrating something or someone on its designated day.  But we should not forget them the rest of the year either.  That is certainly true for celebrating and appreciating veterans.   We practice law out of Roanoke, Virginia.  That means it would

Lauren Davis
Lauren
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