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Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman

Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman

Frith & Ellerman Law Firm
  • Medical Malpractice, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Virginia
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Married, mother, Roanoke resident and Northern Virginia native.

Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Business Law
    Business Litigation
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts
  • Free Consultation
    On all injury cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    33% on Personal Injury and 40% for Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Business litigation is hourly. Please call for hourly rate.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Frith Law Firm
- Current
Litigation Associate with Frith Law Firm
Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, PC
General Practice Associate - criminal, civil and domestic litigation practice, Leesburg Virginia.
Summer Associate
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
Tampa Florida Litigation Firm
University of Richmond School of Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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College of William and Mary
B.A. | English, Government
Honors: Commencement Speaker
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Top 100 lawyers in Virginia
One of the only female plaintiff attorneys named top 100 attorneys in Virginia
Best Law Firms in America
US News
Nominee Influential Woman of the Year Award
Va Lawyers Weekly
Young Lawyer of the Year
Roanoke Bar Association
Professional Associations
Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Roanoke Chapter Officer
- Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyer Association
Membership Committee
- Current
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Articles & Publications
A Practitioner's Guide to Business Tort Litigation
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
How to Beat your Virginia Non-Compete
Word Association Publishers
Interviews, the Good the Bad and the Funny
Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Speaking Engagements
VTLA May Torts Seminar, Richmond / Roanoke
Virginia Trial Lawyers
Taught How to present Damages Evidence to Virginia personal injury attorneys
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. My brother died in Virginia . I live in Texas and am named in his will as executor. Can I sign a proxy to an attorney.
A: Who does the Will appoint as Executor? You can contest that appointment and should hire an attorney in the town / county where he lived - but usually, whoever the Will appoints is allowed to to qualify. Also, Virginia does have a statute that if you cause someone's death you can't profit from their death. So if he is found guilty he won't likely receive any inheritance. Bottom line - you'll need an Estates Attorney where he lived.
Q. i was administered an antibiotic i am allergic to w/o my consent nor a physician order at a nc hospital. what do i do?
A: I am so sorry to hear what happened. Some preliminary issues - NC law (not Virginia law) governs your potential claim so call a NC attorney to seek help. While it is clearly negligent to administer a medication someone is allergic to, that is not the only question when deciding whether you have a case. You must also prove the negligence caused permanent and life changing injury - or else the costs of litigation will easily exceed any recovery. Almost having a terrible reaction is not something you can recover for under the law. So if your medication needs now are permanent, expensive and life changing - you may have a malpractice claim. Call a NC attorney and ask. If temporary, we recommend you file a complaint with the hospital. I know it doesn't seem fair (clear negligence) but the law is deeply focused on outcome - which as a public policy is likely a good thing. Wishing you the best -
Q. Is it legal to deny medical treatment to someone based on their disability or is it an ADA violation?
A: Dear sir / ma'am: I am so sorry about the poor care you received. Thankfully, it sounds like you didn't suffer a permanent injury as a result of their misdiagnosis - as you acted quickly to ensure correct care and treatment. As such, you would not likely have a financially viable malpractice claim. Meaning, most attorneys can only afford to file cases where the potential outcome is greater than $25,000 - $50,000 - as these cases are so expensive for our firms to pursue. So while the urgent care may have been negligent, it will likely cost you more to file suit than you could recover. As such, our office wouldn't recommend any formal claim. If you don't wish to recover financially - we do encourage patients to notify the negligent provider so they can make their care better in the future for other patients. Good luck - glad to hear you are not permanently injured, but so very sorry for the misdiagnosis and stress associated with their bad care.
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303 Washington Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Telephone: (540) 985-0098
Telephone: (540) 985-0098