5 Ways to Make Hospitals Safer

I read with interest an op-ed letter in this week’s Wall Street Journal (May 18, 2016). The letter was written by James Lieber, a lawyer in Pittsburgh.  He noted the recently released studies revealing an astonishingly high number of Americans lose their lives each year due to preventable medical negligence.  His suggestions to improve patient care include:…[Read More]

Medical Errors are now the third leading cause of death in America

Johns Hopkins researchers estimate that medical error is now the third leading cause of death in America.  The numbers are shocking: 1.  Heart Disease kills 614,348 each year 2.  Cancer kills 591,699 each year 3.  Medical Errors kill 251,454 each year Do the math.  That translates to 689 people die every day (365 days a year)…[Read More]

Dangerous Drug Combinations

I read with interest today an article written by Joe and Teresa Graedon (The People’s Pharmacy) about dangerous drug combinations. The article described a patient who was taking an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure who soon thereafter was prescribed Bactrim (an antibiotic).   Within days the patient reported almost passing out due to very low…[Read More]

Medical Care in the New River Valley

I was born in Blacksburg (don’t ask how long ago) and still have several family members who live there today.  It was and is a great place with great people.  Although I now live 30 miles away in Roanoke, I have always considered myself a “Blacksburg person” and always look forward to traveling in the New…[Read More]

What is craft and why does it matter when you hire a Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer to represent your family?

        Forgive the shadow. Forgive the bad picture. Read Rob Bell’s new book How to be Here.  And consider for yourself, and folks that you engage professionally and personally, do you want to hire a lawyer that is driven by personal success (maybe) or craft? Craft is when you have profound sense…[Read More]