- There is nothing more vital than health and wellness. The physicians, institutions, and companies in which patients place their trust have an enormous responsibility to do no harm.
- When that responsibility is violated and patients suffer as a result, those individuals and institutions need to be held accountable.
- Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has decades of experiencing fighting for justice on behalf of injured patients – obtaining compensation while creating a better, safer healthcare system.
In addition to our Medical Malpractice expertise, Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has extensive experience litigating against physicians or institutions that through large-scale, systemic failures have harmed their patients. We recognize the sensitivity of many of these situations and work to protect the privacy and wellbeing of our clients.
As advocates for those who are injured by the negligence and harmful intent of others, our law firm has fought and won cases against healthcare institutions and medical professionals, including:
- Nikita Levy: An obstetrician and gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Community Medicine in Baltimore committed suicide after allegations of his abuse of patients came to light. More than 8,000 women were believed to have been abused during his 25-year tenure with the hospital. Heading the class-action lawsuit in this case, our firm achieved a $190 million settlement for his victims.
- Earl Bradley: This Delaware pediatrician was convicted in 2011 of sexually assaulting his former patients. Our class action lawsuit recovered $123 million for more than 900 child victims of sexual abuse. Dr. Bradley was sentenced to 14 consecutive life terms plus another 164 years in prison.
Our current cases include:
- Opioids: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die each day as a result of opioid overdose. The promotion and marketing of opioid prescription by manufacturers, wholesalers, and healthcare providers has contributed to the waves of epidemic opioid addiction now covering the US. Learn more about Opioids.
- HealthPlus Surgery Center: This ambulatory surgery center in New Jersey may have exposed thousands of patients between January 1 and September 7, 2018 to HIV and hepatitis due to "lapses in infection control" and sterilization. Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is currently investigating and leading this case on behalf of the patients who were negligently exposed.
- Charles Akoda: For almost four years, “Dr.” Charles Akoda, whose real name is Oluwafemi Charles Igberase, acted as an OB-GYN and performed exams on women, read sonograms, made birth plans, and delivered babies in Maryland’s Prince George’s County under a medical license not in his legal name. In late 2016, “Akoda,” as he was widely known, pled guilty to a federal fraud charge and served six months in prison. Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is currently investigating and leading this case on behalf of the patients who were negligently put in harm’s way.
If you believe you have experienced any of those situations, or a related situation, you may have a claim.
Why Choose Us?
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is a trusted injury law firm serving individuals as well as local governments and authorities harmed by the neglect or misconduct of others. We have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Listed in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers and awarded the highest rating from legal ranking agency, Martindale-Hubbell, we fight to ensure justice is served and appropriate relief and remedies are achieved on behalf of our clients.