Doctor’s Behavior Harmed More Than Just the Patient

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Recently, a Fairfax County jury rendered a verdict against an anesthesiologist for defamation and medical malpractice. The award included $100,000 for defamation ($50,000 each for the comments about the patient having a sexually transmitted disease and tuberculosis), $200,000 for medical malpractice and an additional $200,000 in punitive damages. The story, text of the doctor’s statements … Continued

Jonathan Goldberg Receives 2015 Community Builder Award

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Schochor, Federico and Staton’s Jonathan Goldberg was recently honored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County with the 2015 Community Builder Award at the organization’s annual gala, hosted at Howard Community College’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. Since moving to Clarksville, Maryland almost 25 years ago, Mr. Goldberg has been actively involved in the … Continued

Another Doctor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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A prominent cardiologist in Fair Lawn, New Jersey was recently indicted on six counts of criminal sexual misconduct with his patients. As an attorney who has practiced in the area of medical malpractice law for over 30 years—and who has been directly involved in cases all too similar to this one—it is apparent to me … Continued

Jonathan Schochor Named Trial Lawyer of the Year

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Schochor, Federico and Staton is proud to announce that Managing Partner Jonathan Schochor has been named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by The Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ).  The award is presented annually to a Maryland trial lawyer or team of trial lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the public interest by litigating … Continued

Chris Merrill Admitted to the Bar

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Schochor, Federico and Staton is pleased to announce Chris Merrill was recently admitted to the Maryland Bar and is now the firm’s newest attorney. Mr. Merrill graduated from McDaniel College in 2011 with a double major in Business Administration and Accounting Economics.  He then went to the University of Baltimore School of Law where he … Continued

Improving the Medical Malpractice Justice System in Maryland

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There’s an old saying among lawyers: justice delayed is justice denied. It’s a sentiment that speaks to the idea that, when it comes to the law, sometimes seemingly mundane procedural and behind-the-scenes rules of trials and settlement processes can have very real impacts for those seeking justice. Case in point: the average time it takes … Continued

How Qualified is Your Surgeon?

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According to an analysis by U.S. News, between 2010 and 2012, 11,000 patients died in the hands of hospitals that rarely performed the operation they needed. Experts say those patients likely would have lived had the procedure been routine for the surgeons performing them. While the findings have prompted several of the nation’s leading health … Continued