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How do Hospitals Police Themselves When Medical Errors are Committed?

When mistakes occur hospitals have a self-policing system of using private quality assurance committees.  The results are protected from discovery in litigation and are rarely…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Aug 04, 2014

Who is responsible when a needle or sponge is left in a patient following surgery?

When a foreign object is left in a patient either the nursing staff or the surgeon is legally responsible under Virginia medical malpractice law.

Posted by Josh Silverman on May 07, 2014

Florida Court Rules Medical Malpractice Cap is Unconstitutional

In well-reasoned opinion, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that its medical malpractice damages cap is unconstitutional as the alleged "medical malpractice crisis" is non-existent.…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Apr 17, 2014

Preventing the Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make - Misdiagnosis

The misdiagnosis a medical condition is one of the most serious forms of malpractice according to the Wall Street Journal.  While there is much the…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Nov 18, 2013

Surgical Objects Left Behind

Each year hospitals fail to remove 1500 surgical sponges, towels, and instruments from patients.  These mistakes are appropriately called "never events" because through proper operating…

Posted by Josh Silverman on Oct 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

Medical Errors Drive Up the Cost of Medical Care

Over 1.5 million Americans are injured each year due to preventable medical errors. These errors result in $17 billion in medical treatment which drives up…

Aug 12, 2010

How do you file a complaint against a Virginia Nursing Home?

Nursing homes in Virginia are regulated by the Virginia Department of Health. For information on filing a complaint go to or…

May 11, 2010

Has your doctor been disciplined by the Virginia Board of Medicine?

The Virginia Board of Medicine provides free information about every doctor licensed in Virginia including whether he or she has ever been disciplined or paid…

Mar 18, 2010

Serious Injuries from Retained Surgical Objects

We represent patients who suffer serious injuries when hospitals leave foreign objects in the body during surgery. Those patients are at risk for deadly infections,…

Mar 15, 2010

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Silverman Law Firm LC

At the Silverman Law Firm LC in Richmond, VA, attorney Josh Silverman and his team represent victims of personal injuries and medical malpractice. Josh Silverman has been recognized as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" every year since 2013 and was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law based on his AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell©.

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