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Information to help Virginia consumers figure out what's going on in the law.

Our blogs discuss issues of importance for Virginia consumers - about injuries to children, daycare injuries, injuries and death from car accidents, neglect and abuse of residents in nursing home and other issues.

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9/27/2013
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No Fee For Kids Program

Rohrstaff Law Firm will charge no fee to represent children younger than 12 years who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Northern Virginia.

Category: Injuries to Children

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8/25/2013
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The Insurance Company's Response to Your Auto Accident Claim - Always the Same

The liability insurance company for the person who injured you will give you these excuses for why your claim is not worthy of fair compensation.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

8/24/2013
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Being Too Social Online Can Ruin Your Injury Case

Injured people who post pictures and messages in social media showing themselves behaving in ways that are not consistent with their injuries, may kill their claims.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

8/23/2013
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Don't Let Your Lawyer Direct Your Medical Treatment

Your injury lawyer should not tell you which doctor to go to. Judges and juries hate it; defense attorneys love it. It makes you look phony.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

8/17/2013
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Football and concussions. Be sure you know the risks.

Your son's brain is at risk for injury if he plays football. Be sure the adults he is playing for appreciate and prepare for that risk.

Category: Injuries to Children

7/2/2013
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Mandatory Arbitration May Be Hidden in Nursing Home Admitting Documents

Be careful of nursing homes requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. You may be giving up the right to sue the nursing home for negligence.

Category: Elder Neglect

2/20/2013
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What should a Virginia personal injury/medical malpractice lawyer never say to a Judge?

Lawyers can help their clients by remembering that there are a few things judges hate to see and hear in their courtroom..Juries hate them, too.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

2/17/2013
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James Roswold helps injured people in Kansas City through his law firm and the Roswold Foundation for Injured Children

James Roswold works in his community to help those who have been seriously injured. Sandra Rohrstaff gives him high marks for his legal and community work.

Category: General

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2/12/2013
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Will Your Family Member Elope?

Your elderly loved one is in a nursing home. Does that facility have effective elopement prevention? And what will it do if a resident elopes from its premises?

Category: Elder Neglect

1/29/2013
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Secret Insurance to Protect Your Family That You May Not Have

Medical Expense Benefits on your car insurance (also called MEDPAY) pays your medical expenses if you are injured in a car accident.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

1/28/2013
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Nursing Homes Putting Profits Over Safety

For-profit nursing homes lead in overcharging Medicare while operating understaffed skilled nursing facilities. Residents suffer and we pay.

Category: Elder Neglect

1/25/2013
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What HUGE Mistake Could Put An End to Your Personal Injury Claim?

Not telling your lawyer the whole truth about your medical history could be the death knell to your personal injury claim.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

1/25/2013
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Another Error That Can Be Fatal To Your Injury Case

Insurance companies are not "on your side" when paying you for your injuries. Their job is to pay you as little as they can. They don't have to be fair.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

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1/24/2013
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DON'T SIGN THAT MEDICAL LIEN FORM

After you have been injured in an accident, your doctor may ask you to sign a form that guarantees you will pay the doctor's bill in full. DON'T DO IT.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

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1/23/2013
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Should Your Lawyer Be In Charge of Your Medical Treatment?

Letting your lawyer send you to "her" doctor who is friendly to plaintiffs and testifies for her all the time can be the kiss of death in your injury case.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

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1/2/2013
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UVA Medical Center scores much lower than competitors in hospital ranking

UVA Medical Center struggles with many safety issues - rates average or worse than other nearby hospitals in many categories. Check the Hospital Safety Score.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

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12/14/2012
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Texting while driving - how to stop it

Driving + Texting = DUMB. Legislators are trying to stop it, but at what cost? AT&T has joined the conversation with its DriveMode app and "it can wait" pledge

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

12/10/2012
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Lyin', Cheatin', Stealin' -- Bad Ideas

One of the worst things a client can do in an injury or death case is to lie to her lawyer. A lawyer can only help a client if she knows the whole truth about the client's medical history.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

12/5/2012
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Growing Number of Bicyclists = Growing Number of Injuries

As more bicyclists hit the road in Fairfax County, the number of collisions between cars and bicycles is up.

Category: Injuries to Children

12/3/2012
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Life Care Centers of America - Medicare Fraud Allegations

Life Care Centers of America (that has one facility in New Market Virginia) is being investigated by the federal government for Medicare Fraud

Category: Elder Neglect

11/29/2012
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In New York, it is medical malpractice for a doctor to have an affair with his patient

New York court says it is medical malpractice for a doctor to have an affair with his patient. Finds patient 25% at fault.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

11/28/2012
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A Temporary Hospital Room in Your Own Backyard - Medcottage: An Alternative to Nursing Home?

A temporary hospital room in the backyard - Medcottage - debuts in Fairfax County, VA. Is it a new alternative to nursing homes?

Category: Elder Neglect

11/24/2012
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Missing Senior Alert! How to find your senior who has gone missing in Virginia

Virginia Senior Alert System helps family members find their senior who has wandered off. Find out how the system works.

Category: Elder Neglect

Labels: aging parents
10/24/2012
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Should your health insurance or car insurance pay for your hospital bill?

Hospitals are trying to tap into patients' car insurance instead of billing health insurance. That way, they avoid having to accept the lower, fee they agreed to take from insured patients.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

10/1/2012
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Are Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts Protected from Prying Eyes?

If you have made a claim that an injury was caused by someone else, you may have to show everything you put on your social media sites -- Facebook, Twitter, etc. -- to the other side, even those entries and messages you thought were private.

Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death

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