A Successful Track Record of Verdicts and Settlements After Medical Negligence

The legal team at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has more than 30 years of experience successfully achieving settlements and courtroom verdicts for individuals and families who suffer serious injury through medical mistakes.

From offices in Maryland and Washington, D.C., we deliver personal, comprehensive legal service to achieve full compensation and a measure of justice for our clients. When you are hurt through medical error, we are here to help—and answer your questions.

Landmark $205 Million Settlement Secured in Mountaire Groundwater Contamination Case

$205 Million Class Action For over 20 years, chicken processing giant Mountaire knew that it was polluting the groundwater and air of Millsboro, Delaware. Instead of fixing the problem, the company rapidly increased production and waste generation. The complete disregard for safety created a substantial threat to the people of Millsboro, contaminating their drinking water, … Continued

Case# 4003: Spinal Cord Injury Resulting From Trauma Inflicted By Law Enforcement

$39 Million Spinal Cord Injury On November 3, the Plaintiff, a healthy and productive 32-year-old black male, was detained by the Defendant, a duly authorized actual and/or apparent agent and/or employee of the State of Maryland, the Baltimore Police Department and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, regarding a potential traffic violation. This incident … Continued

Case# 4055 Young Victim of Hospital Negligence

$14.5 Million Hospital Negligence On January 12, 2016, the Minor Plaintiff was admitted to the Defendant Hospital for a sickle cell crisis. The Minor Plaintiff alleged that he underwent negligent blood transfusions ordered and supervised by duly authorized agents and/or employees of the Defendant Hospital. The Minor Plaintiff alleged that he was negligently over-transfused, causing … Continued

Case #1091: Infant Suffers Kidney Failure from Ongoing Medical Negligence

$9.75 Million Medical Negligence On March 24, the two year old Minor Plaintiff was admitted to the Defendant Hospital under the care of the Defendant pediatric urologist, due to bilateral vesicoureteral reflux urine backing up her ureter into the kidneys causing urinary tract infections. The Defendant surgically reimplanted the ureters on both sides to prevent the … Continued

$7,000,000

Case #4024 Permanent and Severe Brain Injury Due to the Deprivation of Oxygen Suffered During Labor and Delivery

$7 Million Birth Injury On the evening of May 9, the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital in labor.  The Plaintiff’s obstetrician was consulted via telephone at approximately 10:20 p.m. and the Plaintiff was instructed to walk.  At 5:40 a.m., a positive scalp stimulation during vaginal examination was documented — indicating the ongoing well-being of … Continued

$6,950,000

Case #1107: Brain Injury

$6.95 Million Birth Injury On November 21st, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital at 37-3/7 weeks gestation for induction of labor. Upon admission, she was 2 cm dilated, 90% effaced and at minus 2 station. She was given Cervidil and Pitocin to begin induction and augment labor. On November 23rd, the … Continued

Case #1071: Spinal Cord Injuries

$6.9 Million Spinal Cord Injury On October 2, the Infant Plaintiff was born following a scheduled cesarean section. At that time, a vestigial tail (fatty deposit) was noted at the base of the spine. The following day, an MRI of the spine confirmed the additional presence of a tethered cord at the L5 junction. Accordingly, on … Continued

Case# 4004: Failure To Diagnose Infant’s Bowel Obstruction Leads To Massive And Irreversible Brain Injury

$5 Million Brain Injury On August 25, the Infant Plaintiff was born uneventfully and was discharged to go home with his mother shortly thereafter. Approximately one month after birth, the Infant Plaintiff began vomiting during the morning hours. His parents telephoned the Defendant pediatrician who informed them that the vomiting was probably due to the … Continued

$4,000,000

Case# 4007: Misdiagnosis Resulting In Brain Injury And Paraplegia

$4 Million Misdiagnosis Resulting In Brain Injury And Paraplegia On September 1, the Plaintiff, a 52-year-old male, awakened unable to lift his right foot. He proceeded to the emergency department of the Defendant Hospital where he presented with a foot drop. Thereafter, a CT scan of the head was performed which revealed a hyperdense left … Continued

$4,000,000

Case #3033: Misdiagnosis Results in Severe Brain Damage

$4 Million Misdiagnosis Results in Severe Brain Damage On September 1, the Plaintiff, a 52-year-old male, awakened unable to lift his right foot. He proceeded to the emergency department of the Defendant Hospital where he presented with a foot drop. Thereafter, a CT scan of the head was performed which revealed a hyperdense left parietal … Continued

$4,000,000

Case #4013 Failure to Perform A Timely Cesarean Section

$4 Million Failure to Perform A Timely Cesarean Section On November 7, at 2:00 p.m., the Plaintiff, a 16 year old, presented to the Defendant Hospital at term, in labor with her first pregnancy.  Her cervix was 5 centimeters dilated, 100% effaced and the baby’s head was at -2 station.  The fetal heart rate was … Continued

$3,950,000

Case #4014 Delayed Cesarean Section Causing Hypoxic Brain Damage

$3.95 Million Delayed Cesarean Section Causing Hypoxic Brain Damage On January 10, at 39 weeks 5/7 days gestation, the Plaintiff, then a 35 year old, began to experience vaginal bleeding at home which began at approximately 12:00 p.m.  She called an ambulance, and was taken to Mercy Medical Center.  She reported a 25 minute history … Continued

Case #1060: Brain Bleed

$3.75 Million Brain Bleed On February 27, the Plaintiff, then 26 years old, presented to the Defendant Hospital in labor. At that time, she was 37-5/7 weeks gestation with prior deliveries via cesarean section. She was admitted, received an epidural and proceeded to the operating room. She subsequently delivered via cesarean section on February 27. On … Continued

Case #1104: Surgical Errors

$3.5 Million Surgical Errors A woman who experienced lower extremity paralysis following a bypass procedure claimed her treating surgeons negligently caused her injury. The defendants denied liability and claimed they acted within the standard of care. A Harford County jury found for the plaintiff and awarded her $3,557,398 against two surgeons and their employer. Defense … Continued

Case #1114: Brain Injury

$3.5 Million Brain Injury The Infant Plaintiff was born at the Defendant Hospital on November 6th. Due to a number of abnormalities including hypoglycemia, thick meconium, temperature instability and poor feeding, this newborn required ongoing close surveillance of his condition. Contrary to the standards of care, the Defendant’s personnel permitted the Infant Plaintiff to simply … Continued

Case #4028 Failure to Operate in a Timely Manner Causes Massive and Irreversible Hypoxic Brain Damage

$3.5 Million Failure to Operate in a Timely Manner Causes Massive and Irreversible Hypoxic Brain Damage The Plaintiff, age 20, presented to the Defendant Hospital with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Laboratory studies revealed a white blood count of 13,300 with a left shift, as well as elevated amylase and lipase levels with … Continued

Case #1035: Bowel Resection

$3.5 Million Bowel Resection On November 29, the Minor Plaintiff was sent by his family practitioner to the pediatric emergency department at the Defendant Anonymous Hospital due to abdominal pain with guarding, bloody vomiting, weakness and tachycardia. Within twenty-four hours of admission, he required fluid resuscitation due to severe dehydration, was lavaged because of the gastrointestinal … Continued

Case #4022 Anaphylactic Reaction to Medication Lead to Death

$3.15 Million Anaphylactic Reaction to Medication Lead to Death On January 11, the Plaintiff’s Decedent voluntarily checked into the Defendant facility for alcohol dependency.  At the time of the Plaintiff’s Decedent’s admission, he was a 66-year old gentleman with no significant medical history other than hypertension for which he was taking 300 milligrams of Cardizem … Continued

$3,000,000

Case #4057 Misdiagnosis Resulting in Paralysis

$3 Million Misdiagnosis Resulting in Paralysis Plaintiff was 61 years of age at the time of this medical occurrence. His medical history was notable for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and bipolar disorder. His surgical history included lumbar surgery in the 1980s, lumbar surgery at L4/5 in 2006, as well as epidural infections from 2007 and 2008. … Continued

$3,000,000

Case #4020 Medical Negligence Lead to Massive and Irreversible Brain Injury

$3 Million Medical Negligence Lead to Massive and Irreversible Brain Injury On August 20, the Plaintiff, a 21-year-old female, presented to the Defendant Hospital’s outpatient labor center at 27 weeks gestation.  After various tests and studies were completed, the Plaintiff was diagnosed with pre‑eclampsia.  The Defendants appropriately treated the Plaintiff for her pre-eclampsia, and stabilized … Continued

Case #4044 Irreversible Brain Injury

$2.75 Million Irreversible Brain Injury On July 8, the Plaintiff, arrived at the Defendant outpatient surgical center to undergo a colonoscopy as well as an EGD procedure (esophagogastroduodenoscopy).  The colonoscopy was performed uneventfully, followed by the EGD procedure.  The Plaintiff received Versed, Fentanyl and Propofol as her twilight anesthesia for the procedure. The Plaintiff alleged … Continued

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How Much is a Typical Medical Malpractice Settlement?

Every medical negligence claim is unique. Although injuries may be similar, no two cases are exactly alike. Factors that impact the size of a settlement or a verdict include the circumstances of the injury, where it occurred, and the age, health, and family status of the injured patient. Also considered are the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and state law regarding recovery of non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Depending on circumstances, birth injuries that cause brain injury may settle for several million dollars, whereas a wrongful death matter could be resolved for sums between the high six figures and millions of dollars.

How Often do Medical Malpractice Cases Settle?

Almost 90 percent of medical malpractice matters settle out of court. In these cases, settlement conferences, negotiation, or mediation leads to an agreement between the parties on an amount to be paid to the injured patient. With significant, successful courtroom experience, our legal team is ready to litigate each claim in court if a satisfying settlement cannot be reached.

How Long does a Medical Negligence Lawsuit Last?

A medical malpractice matter can settle at any time during the course of a lawsuit. In many cases, serious settlement negotiations begin after the facts of the matter and expert opinions are revealed through the discovery process. Courts typically schedule a trial for approximately 18 months from the initial filing of the lawsuit. This date may change depending on the progress of the case, and calendar conflicts of expert witnesses, attorneys, or the court. If a case is settled, we work to distribute compensation and close the file within 30 to 60 days. If a structured settlement, such as an annuity, is created to provide a tax-free lifetime income, the settlement may take slightly longer.

Choose an Experienced Law Firm if you Suffer Serious Medical Injury

Whether you were injured, ill, or seeking help with your health, suffering medical malpractice is a shocking, sometimes life-altering experience. As you, or your family, cope with the consequences of a medical mistake, our law firm conducts a thorough investigation on your behalf, working with expert witnesses, gathering evidence, and creating a strong legal case to achieve the compensation you need to move forward. Money cannot buy or return health, but it can provide a lifetime of care and assistance. When your health, or that of a family member, is devastated by medical malpractice, trust your future to an experienced, reputable law firm with an extensive track record of success—choose Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

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We serve injured clients and their families across Maryland, including Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Annapolis, Rockville, Greenbelt, and throughout the United States. Call us at 410-234-1000 to schedule a free consultation. If you suffer serious injury due to a medical mistake, you have a limited amount of time to commence a lawsuit to protect your right to compensation. Contact us today.