Truth, Transparency & Accountability

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We were honored to represent the Delaware Community in their fight for environmental justice and look forward to furthering the battle against corporate contamination. https://www.justice.org/resources/publications/trial-magazine/2021-july-truth-transparency

Juneteenth – Another Day of Independence

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The U.S. has been officially celebrating Independence Day on July 4th since 1870. But on June 15, 2021, The Senate unanimously passed S. 475, a bill creating a second federal independence day—Juneteenth—signed into law by President Biden on June 17, 2021. Long celebrated by African Americans, Juneteenth, a blend of June and 19th, commemorates and celebrates … Continued

Philip Federico Named 2021 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A founding partner Philip Federico one of three lawyers recognized Baltimore (June 8, 2021) — The Daily Record has named Philip C. Federico, founding and senior partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., to its 2021 listing of Influential Marylanders. The recognition comes on the heels of Mr. Federico achieving landmark … Continued

Poultry Industry Must Answer for Polluting Maryland Communities

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The Daily RecordPhilip FedericoMay 7, 2021 Poultry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, as dietary preferences favor chicken over beef and farming and processing technologies have brought a new era of consolidated mass production. Corporations operating poultry facilities have for decades been able to avoid regulatory scrutiny by way of … Continued

Lawyer of the Year – Jonathan Schochor – Best Lawyers

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Lawyer of the Year – Jonathan Schochor – Best Lawyers Recognized in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs See More About this Prestigious Award

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty, Sackler Family Admits no Personal Accountability in Opioid Crises

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The manufacturer of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, agreed to settle federal criminal charges by pleading guilty and agreeing to a multi-billion dollar fine regarding its handling of what became the opioid crisis. As the generational scars of the opioid crises settle deeply into communities throughout the US, state and federal agencies look for financial support and … Continued

EHR Transparency—Clinical Notes Soon Available to Patients

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Federal rules will soon provide patients wider access to their medical records through their electronic health record (EHR). As part of the sweeping 21st Century Cures Act, patients will be able to view clinical notes created by their healthcare providers. Access to medical records is not new.  In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continued

New Blood Test May Identify Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Test in One Hour

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Science may soon take a step forward in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria. For critically ill patients, identification of an infectious bacteria can literally mean the difference between life and death.  If an infection is misdiagnosed, or a bacterial strain is treated with an inappropriate antibiotic, the patient can suffer irreparable harm, including death. According … Continued

2021 Safety Goals from The Joint Commission

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Seeking to enhance and improve patient safety, The Joint Commission has published its national safety goals for 2021. The Joint Commission is the credentialling agency for healthcare facilities across the US.  The organization develops evaluative standards to assess the delivery of healthcare by providers and institutions.  The Joint Commission issues sentinel alerts on topics and … Continued