Virginia Medical Malpractice

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

Bo Frith
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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

Lauren Ellerman
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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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What is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Virginia attorney Lauren Davis explains what a medical malpractice attorney is and how they spend a majority of their time handling cases against negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals or any other health care provider.
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Mortality Statistics and Your Hospital

The New York Times published a recent story on the secret recordings of doctors discussing concerns about poor surgical care. The outcomes from surgeries were so bad the doctors questioned whether they should refer patients for surgery if it meant in-house surgeons would perform the operation. You can read the article here. The popular podcast

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Robotic Assisted Surgery: Is it a good thing?

The recent news is full of reports of hospitals purchasing million dollar robots for surgeons to use when they perform operations.  The robots are used in all kinds of surgeries including bariatric procedures, hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, appendectomies, and a host of other surgeries.  NBC News presented an informative report titled, The da Vinci surgical robot: A

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