September 2013 Blog Posts Archives

Are pre-injury waivers of liability valid in Virginia?

It is not uncommon for businesses to require their customers to sign a waiver of liability form before engaging in a recreational activity.  However, under…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 25, 2013

$200,000 is the Average Settlement for Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia

According one insurer, it's average settlement for a claim involving an assisted living facility in Virginia is just under $200,000.  One of the most interesting…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 23, 2013

At least 210,000 Deaths Due to Medical Errors

According to a report published in the Journal of Patient Safety between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die in hospitals each year due to medical malpractice. …

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 23, 2013

Police Crackdown on Unsafe Driving on Virginia Interstates

Last Saturday, the Virginia State Police issued over 1000 speeding tickets and over 250 reckless driving tickets on I-64, I-95, I-81 and I-85 in an…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 18, 2013

Virginia Nursing Homes Report Card: Grade D

The non-profit Families for Better Care prepared a nursing home report card for every state.  Virginia "earned" a D as the 33rd worst state in…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 13, 2013

Court Blocks Nursing Home's Motion to Compel Arbitration

A Pennsylvania appellate court has refused to compel arbitration of a tragic wrongful death case due to a patient falling out of a wheelchair.  Nursing…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 10, 2013

What is the purpose of Virginia's Statute of Limitations?

In Virginia, most lawsuits must be filed within 2 years of the date of injury.  The two year statute of limitations is completely arbitrary, but…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Sep 09, 2013

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