We Speak Doctor
When a family member has died or been seriously injured, most people would like to know why. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured each year as a result of medical malpractice. At Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., we can investigate your case to see if you or your family member was the victim of medical malpractice. As a victim of malpractice, you deserve answers and compensation. We are here to provide those for you.
For over 30 years, our team has been working together as part of a comprehensive approach to get full compensation for victims of medical malpractice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. From pouring over medical research to working directly with medical experts and practitioners to better understand the cause of injuries, the attorneys, medical investigators and staff who make up the Schochor, Federico and Staton team all have gained deep experience with medical negligence cases over this time.
So much so, in fact, that we speak doctor.
This expertise has not gone unrecognized. Schochor, Federico and Staton has been designated with the highest rating afforded by 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. 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”.
Additionally, five partners, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico, Kerry Staton, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Most recently, Founding Partner Jonathan Schochor was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Maryland Association for Justice. Before that, Philip C. Federico was named the 2014 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Mr. Federico’s selection marked the second year in a row a member of Schochor, Federico and Staton received the honor from Best Lawyers, as Kerry D. Staton was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013.
Our lawyers have been called upon to testify before the Maryland State Legislature in areas of medical malpractice and tort reform. They also lecture regularly at various panel presentations, seminars and continuing legal education courses in Maryland and Washington, D.C. involving medical malpractice and trial practice, and they are regularly invited to participate on a variety of radio and television programs in Maryland pertaining to medical malpractice.
But 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.