The Effect of Human Error on Biopsy Results 

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Accurate and timely biopsy results are extremely important for the health and well-being of a patient. For individuals with cancer, a correct result is key to starting life-saving treatments. For individuals without cancer, an inaccurate biopsy can mean costly and painful treatments that are completely unnecessary. It may also mean that a true condition goes untreated and potentially worsens. Unfortunately, … Continued

Breaking News: $645,000 Verdict

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Partners Jonathan Goldberg and James Cardea obtained a $645,000 verdict against Aruna Paspula, M.D. in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The case involved the failure to refer a 64 year old gentleman, Robert Suryadeth, with risk factors for coronary artery disease to a cardiologist before surgery. Mr. Suryadeth died a few hours after undergoing … Continued

Can I Check to See if My Doctor Has a History of Medical Malpractice Complaints? 

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We trust doctors with two of our most valuable assets – our health and our lives. When tackling the challenging task of choosing the right physician, a comprehensive look at their professional history can be extremely useful. There are numerous resources available for obtaining information about past medical malpractice complaints or disciplinary actions. Finding them just takes a little research and effort. The state licensing board Every state … Continued

Jonathan Schochor Visits Dr. Oz Show to Discuss Akoda Case

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Jonathan Schochor was invited to speak on the Dr. Oz show to discuss the class action lawsuit involving Charles Akoda. The segment will air on Tuesday, January 9th at 11:00am on WBAL-TV 11. If you are not in the Baltimore viewing area, please check your local listings for the channel and time of airing on Tuesday, … Continued

Fetal distress and long-term disabilities in children  

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A prolonged labor and difficult delivery places a mother at risk of serious harm, but these circumstances can also create fetal distress which can have lasting effects on the newborn’s health and development. There are a number of long-term disabilities that can result from fetal distress. While some of these conditions are immediately recognizable at birth, others may not present symptoms … Continued

Did Your Doctor Follow Up Properly?

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The doctor-patient relationship does not always end when the patient leaves the office or hospital. Under some circumstances, adequate medical services require that the physician follow-up with the patient to ensure their well-being and provide additional treatment when necessary. When a doctor fails to meet this responsibility, the patient may face further complications or even … Continued

What You Need to Know About Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

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When you check into a hospital, you expect to receive care that will treat your medical condition and improve your health. Yet, for thousands of patients each year, a trip to the hospital can result in a potentially fatal condition. Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that causes the air sacs in one or both lungs … Continued

Five Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Partners Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers®

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The attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. commit ourselves to providing medical malpractice plaintiffs with the highest quality of legal representation. We are proud to announce that these efforts have once again been recognized by a national attorney rating agency, with five of our prestigious partners receiving recognition as Super Lawyers® 2018. This distinguished … Continued

Can Doctors Who Prescribe Recalled Drugs be Held Accountable?

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Millions of people rely on medication to treat dangerous medical conditions and maintain their health. The pharmaceutical industry is worth billions of dollars, as drug companies quickly work to come up with new drugs to treat every type of medical condition. Unfortunately, the race to get a medication to market sometimes outweighs safety, resulting in … Continued