Knowledgeable Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are on Your Side
Attorneys protect the rights of Washington D.C. and Baltimore residents harmed by medical malpractice
Medical malpractice law deals specifically with mistakes, omissions, negligence, and even wrongful acts committed by doctors and other medical professionals–acts that frequently have a life-long impact. Most of all, our team understands the human toll of these cases; how difficult and emotionally trying it can be when you think you or a loved one has been harmed by a healthcare provider’s mistake.
If you require assistance with medical malpractice in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Silver Spring, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bowie, or throughout Maryland, contact Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. today. Our seasoned lawyers handle tough cases with expert skill and a passion for getting serious results.
Types of medical malpractice cases our attorneys take on in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Baltimore
At the law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have dealt with claims involving:
- Birth injuries—when an accident during labor and delivery causes a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, brain damage, or Erb’s palsy.
- Wrongful death—when a loved one perishes at the hands of a professional.
- Hospital errors—when a hospital makes a major mistake and causes you or a loved one harm, we may be able to bring a civil action against the entire hospital.
- Brain injury—if a medical error or other negligent action occurs that causes a serious brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Additionally, we handle claims caused by surgical errors, anesthesia errors, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and any other type of medical negligence.
Our firm pursues whoever may be responsible for your injuries, including:
- Doctors (Surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists, Hospitalists, Urologists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Obstetricians, Gynocologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Critical Care Medicine Specialists, Emergency Medicine Doctors)
- Aids and assistants
- Nursing homes
- Healthcare companies
What you need to know about filing a medical malpractice case
First, you should understand there are statutes of limitations in medical malpractice cases. The statute of limitations is the deadline for you to file a claim, or you forever lose the right to do so. They differ between Washington D.C. and Maryland, and there are various rules depending on if the victim is a minor or an adult, and whether the victim died as a result of the negligence. Our attorneys can give you specific information regarding whether your claim meets the time requirements.
Secondly, you should know that to make a claim of medical malpractice, you will need to prove:
- The doctor, hospital, institution or other health care provider acted negligently. In other words, he or she or they made a mistake; and
- That mistake caused physical, mental, and/or emotional harm.
So, to file a medical malpractice claim, you will need evidence that proves these elements. The law requires you to build a direct link between the doctor’s negligent actions and the harm done to you. The typical evidence used to prove your case includes:
- Medical records
- Medical bills and expenses
- Witness statements
- Expert witness testimony
Senior Managing Partner Jonathan Schochor explains why some hospitals are taking responsibility for medical negligence by voluntarily admitting mistakes. While it’s rare, it seems that some hospitals, surgeons and physicians are trying to change the culture by developing protocols to reduce the chance for a mistake to reoccur. One of the functions that Schochor, Federico and Staton hopes to achieve is to reduce the occurrence of medical malpractice or negligence. Click here to listen.
Why choose Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.?
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has been representing clients in medical malpractice in Washington D.C. cases for more than 30 years. Our attorneys, medical investigators, and support staff pour over medical records and work directly with board certified medical experts to determine if your injury is the result of a medical mistake. Everyone on the Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. team has all gained deep experience with medical negligence cases over our long history.
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. The firm has also been included in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, earning the highest possible Tier 1 rank for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. Our individual attorneys have won a multitude of additional awards from a wide variety of professional organizations, including Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Additionally, Schochor, Federico and Staton has been awarded with the 2015 Litigator Awards™, which represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”.
Aggressive attorneys winning medical malpractice battles across Maryland and Washington D.C.
For a claim involving medical malpractice in Maryland or Washington D.C., count on the diligent trial attorneys at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Please contact us today at 410-234-1000 to learn how our lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation for your case. From our Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices, we serve clients across Maryland, including Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Greenbelt, Annapolis, and Columbia.