Medical Malpractice

When medical malpractice harms a child – what can parents do?

When medical malpractice harms a child – what can parents do? 150 150 Lauren Ellerman

This is a difficult article to write. It is personal and raw. 8 years ago my husband and I joined a group of parents we didn’t want to join. The group that understands how fragile life, health and happiness can be.  A group of parents who has seen their  children…

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SOVAH: Bad Medicine – Dangerous Hospitals

SOVAH: Bad Medicine – Dangerous Hospitals 150 150 Dan Frith

These words are not mine they belong to James Sherlock, a retired Navy Captain who has spent years studying health care. These words are part of the subject line of a letter written by Mr. Sherlock to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. The letter stated the hospitals serving Danville and Martinsville,…

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How to Find a Good Doctor (in Virginia)

How to Find a Good Doctor (in Virginia) 150 150 Dan Frith

I am sometimes amazed how people find and choose their doctors.  You do want a good and competent doctor don’t you?  Sometimes you have no options…you are admitted to the hospital with stomach pain, diagnosed with appendicitis and need emergency surgery.  In those cases you agree to take whichever general…

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What could go wrong – orthopedic surgery in Virginia

What could go wrong – orthopedic surgery in Virginia 150 150 Lauren Ellerman

With over 5 million orthopedic surgeries in the United States each year and Americans getting older thanks to advances in modern medicine, it is important to know what should happen after an orthopedic surgery, and where mistakes are often made.  Likely, if you or a loved one needs an orthopedic…

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