Maryland lawyers provide professional advocacy when health providers are guilty of medical malpractice

Patients place their trust in the hospitals, doctors, and health providers to help them get better—not make their situation worse. Sadly, hospital errors and doctor negligence happen all too often. Medical teams fail to make a proper diagnosis. They perform surgeries without explaining all the risks and without properly anticipating what can go wrong in an operating room. Any medical mistake, such as a birth injury, brain injury, emergency room error, hospital error, anesthesia error, can cause catastrophic injuries or tragically wrongful deaths.

Trust Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A, Maryland’s leading name in medical malpractice litigation. Our lawyers are passionate about serving families who have suffered unnecessary pain. Families in the nation’s capitol and Maryland trust Schochor, Federico and Staton to represent clients with the compassion they deserve and the aggressiveness needed to hold medical providers responsible when they fail to comply with medical standards.

In Maryland, our lawyers serve clients in and around Baltimore, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Greenbelt, Annapolis, and Columbia. From our second office, we represent clients who require assistance with medical malpractice in Washington D.C.

Proven record of success

Our Maryland medical malpractice lawyers have been providing strong counsel for negligence victims for over 30 years. We are proud of our work that has helped many victims get the compensation they need to pay for necessary medical bills and to have a chance at some improved quality of life. Some of our successful settlements and verdicts are: 

  • $9,750,000 when an infant suffered kidney failure due to ongoing medical negligence which will require dialysis and kidney transplants.
  • $6,950,000 for a newborn who suffered massive and irreversible brain injury during delivery.
  • $6,9000 for an infant who suffered spinal cord injuries during surgery which rendered the child a paraplegic with many attendant complications.

Five partners, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico, Kerry Staton, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, have been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America as well as Super Lawyers. Several partners have been named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland.

We understand the medical and legal issues

Our legal, medical and investigative team is fully dedicated to understanding everything there is to know about medical malpractice in Baltimore and Washington DC. We work to understand each type of medical error, the causes for the error, how to prove the errors in court, and what treatments and care each patient will need as a result.

We begin each case by reviewing all the medical records and working with doctors and medical care providers to understand all aspects of the medical malpractice claim, including doctor negligence and hospital errors. Our lawyers are able to anticipate many of the defense tactics and strategies due to our experience and knowledgeable staff. For example, one of our medial investigators, Tara Clary spent 12 years as a medical malpractice defense lawyer before joining our firm. She is the daughter of two doctors. These types of skills help our firm get a head start on every medical malpractice case we handle.

Dedication beyond the courtroom

Our Maryland medical malpractice lawyers teach locally and nationally on legal and medical issues. The firm’s attorneys have lectured at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Systems, University of Maryland School of Law, on radio and on television and before the Maryland state legislature. Managing partner Jonathon Schochor is past president of the Maryland Association for Justice, the organization of trial lawyers dedicated to fighting for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury. Attorney Jonathan Goldberg has served as the co-chair of the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.


Our clients are a perfect example of why local residents trust Schochor, Federico and Staton. One client said “Any time we needed to stop and take a breath during the trial, they were there. They were there in the trenches with us. And I can’t tell you how important that is when going through something like this.”

Another client wrote “What we appreciated most was that from the beginning, they gave us a realistic view of what we were up against, and what it would take to win. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to have someone tell us the truth.”

When medical care goes wrong, contact a top Maryland medical malpractice lawyer

Schochor, Federico and Staton, PA., is ready to help families move forward when tragedy strikes. We help victims of medical error get the compensation they deserve. Visit us at our Baltimore or Washington, D.C. offices. Please contact us today at 410-234-1000 to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer today or complete our online form. We also represent clients in and around Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Greenbelt, Annapolis, and Columbia.