I have written on this topic before — BUT, I fear the message is so complicated that sometimes people miss the main message. Not every doctor mistake or bad outcome from a surgery or a procedure, is a lawsuit.

In some ways, being a plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney is a little like being a Mathematician.

If everything adds up, If 1 + 1 = 2, then you MIGHT have a case. Please notice I didn’t say you would definitely have a case.

Why? Because each client, each patient and each doctor is different which means each potential case is unique.

I did come up with this nifty chart however, that reflects whether or not you MIGHT have a medical malpractice case.

If this still doesn’t help – call Frith & Ellerman and either myself, Dan or our paralegal will help evaluate your case and decide whether it rises to the level of malpractice.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at