University of Southern California Doctor Accused of Sexually Abusing Patients

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In a stunning echo of the abuse suffered at the hands of convicted physician Larry Nassar, a former gynecologist at the University of Southern California is now the focus of extensive investigation for abuse of women in his care. Earlier this year, sexual offender Larry Nassar was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for … Continued

Kerry Staton Recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction

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Kerry Staton is proud to add Lawyer of Distinction to his already lengthy list of honors and recognitions. Becoming a Lawyer of Distinction is not an easy process. Using a proprietary analysis, the association recognizes less than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Being honored as a Lawyer of Distinction requires independent research, exhaustive … Continued

Adverse Surgical Outcomes Impacts Patients and Physicians Involved in the Event

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Healthcare providers can become a “second victim” when a patient suffers an adverse medical outcome. During any medical procedure or treatment, there is always a possibility that something will go wrong.  Our firm delivers strong representation to patients and families who are injured through medical mistakes made by physicians, surgical teams, and healthcare institutions.  While … Continued

Opioid Use after Surgery Increases Risk of Adverse Drug Events and Addiction

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Originally marketed as more effective and less addictive than other medications, a new study finds that opioid medications are often associated with negative outcomes after surgery. The study also found that opioid medications are highly addictive. The current opioid addiction crisis is the worst drug epidemic in the history of this country.  According to researchers, … Continued

Jonathan Schochor Wins 2017-2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

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Jonathan Schochor, Senior Managing Partner of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017-2018. Out of 1.5 million biographees, only a small percentage are selected. The award, which is given to honor recipients based on their career longevity, philanthropic endeavors, and lasting contributions to society, was announced … Continued

The High Cost of Poor Prescription Management

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When you have the wrong medication, or it adversely interacts with another prescription you are taking, you could get sick—or worse.  According to a new study, in addition to contributing to patient injury and death, poor medication management increases the already high cost of healthcare. As individuals, we want to know that we are doing … Continued

Mountaire Water Contamination Case Moves Forward in Delaware

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Partnering with a Delaware law firm, Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is filing suit in Sussex County, Delaware against Mountaire Farms for contamination of groundwater and related environmental violations. For the past six months, our firm has done extensive investigative work to uncover the extent of contamination created by Mountaire through inappropriate disposal of almost … Continued