Schochor, Federico and Staton Obtains $1.3 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death

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On November 20, 2018, a jury in Montgomery County Maryland awarded $1.3 million to clients of Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. against an emergency room physician for the wrongful death of their 23 year old son.  The family was represented by associates Tara Clary and Jonathan Huddleston and partner Jonathan Goldberg. Ruben Jonathan Bastien was … Continued

Poor Prescription Practices Lead to Higher Risk of Death from Opioids

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Risky prescription practices lead to addiction and higher risk of fatal overdose, according to new research. As patients, families, agencies, and healthcare practitioners across the country struggle with the opioid crisis, researchers are seeking insight into opioid abuse and how to avoid it.  In a recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, … Continued

Death from Misdiagnosis of Treatable Diseases and Conditions

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A shocking 2016 study from Johns Hopkins reported that medical mistakes were the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers estimated that there are at least 251,454 deaths due to medical errors annually in the United States, though that number could be much higher since nursing home facility and home deaths were … Continued

The Daily Record Featured Wrongful Death Case – May 19, 2017

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The Daily Record published an article on May 19th that featured the wrongful death case in which Partners James Cardea and Jonathan Goldberg obtained a $461,000 verdict.[pdf-embedder url=”https://www.sfspa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Baltimore-Co-Jury-051917-1.pdf” title=”Baltimore Co Jury 051917 (1)”]

Top Causes of Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice

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Wrongful death is a civil claim, based upon statutory law, brought by a decedent’s survivors against a person whose negligence caused the death of the victim. This cause of action is designed to compensate spouses, children, and parents for loss of financial and other support, as well as grief from their loss. Similarly, a survival … Continued