Lauren Ellerman White Papers

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 in no way alleviated by accepting money from a negligent party.

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 income; rather, Medicaid carries with it some very complicated and important legal issues in a lawsuit.

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 1 and 2 years. Even if our firm only had your case to handle, cases take time. The arch of your case could look something like this: