We represent injured persons and their families in Medical Malpractice actions throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and select other jurisdictions. Following is a sample of some of our recoveries and the types of cases we have successfully handled. This list in no way represents the entirety of our experience or results but is provided as a representation of past results.
$5,456,896 Verdict - The jury award sought to compensate the injured party for the loss of his leg due to the negligence of the medical providers. The Plaintiff was admitted to the Shock Trauma unit of Prince George's Hospital Center with leg injury. Surgery to relieve a blood clot in the leg was not timely done resulting in Plaintiff having leg amputated at the hip. Defendant contended the leg lost not because of a delay in relieving the blood clot in the artery but because of extensive injury to venous system in area of pelvis and left leg. The jury disagreed. This case was appealed to the Maryland Court of Appeals to challenge the unfair cap of medical malpractice damages in the State of Maryland.
$3,497,270.97 Verdict - The largest medical malpractice verdict in Calvert County history. The injured party suffered a perforated colon as a result of improper gynecologic surgery. She was caused to undergo numerous corrective surgeries and was left with permanent medical complications and scars. The verdict was reached after the jury deliberated over two days, spending the majority of their time discussing the lifetime award for the injured party.
$862,832.26 Verdict - The jury considered this case where a gentleman went in for routine prostate surgery but suffered complications when resulted in him spending a month in ICU and suffering a cardiac arrest. He survived the arrest and was transferred to a second hospital for treatment and recovery. The entire recovery period lasted months and the injured party was left with permanent impairment. The jury determined the medical providers failed to appreciate and treat the substantial bleeding of the Plaintiff in the post operative period.
Seven figure settlement - The Plaintiff suffered a perforated colon during routine polyp removal. The perforation was not discovered for days and the Plaintiff's condition declined without appropriate intervention. She suffered multiple medical complications including a stroke which left her disabled for life. A life care analysis was performed which estimated the economic losses to the Plaintiff at $2,250,000.00. The parties agreed upon a confidential settlement which provided a lump sum payment and lifetime care to the Plaintiff.
Seven figure settlement - This malpractice case involved several Plaintiffs who were operated on by same orthopaedic surgeon several hours apart for vertebroplasty procedure (insertion of glue into spinal cord). Glue was inserted too quickly and not properly monitored by x-ray equipment and exited spinal canal into blood stream eventually going to lungs and causing death. The cases were settled for seven figures and the file was sealed.
Seven figure settlement - Plaintiff developed post-partum preeclampsia after birth of her second child and was rehospitalized several days after birth. She was kept overnight and released. Four days later she suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. The case hinged on the question of the relationship between post-partum preeclampsia and stroke. Case settled prior to trial and sealed with confidentiality provision.
Settlement - Dental malpractice case involving failure to diagnose a cancerous saliva gland in the Plaintiff. She was examined by an ENT specialist, general dentist, and oral surgeon all of whom misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose her condition. The case was complicated due to the various acts of negligence by different medical providers and the staging of the cancer at the times of the various acts of negligence. Case settled in three parts prior to trial and sealed with confidentiality agreement.
Settlement - The Plaintiff was a patient at Washington Hospital Center where he had just undergone significant vascular surgery. He was taken to the operatory to put in a main line. During the procedure, the doctors failed to maintain the Plaintiff's airway and he suffocated to death. Case settled before trial and sealed. The vascular surgeon agreed to testify against the Defendant and testified in deposition that the Defendant doctor caused death.
Seven figure settlement - The Plaintiff was misdiagnosed as suffering from pancreatitis and released from the hospital. The Plaintiff had actually suffered a ruptured esophagus and it was missed by the doctors. They were taken to the hospital by ambulance three days later but could not be saved.
Seven Figure Settlement/Verdict - The decedent arrived at the hospital bleeding from his GI tract. He was improperly treated by an internist, an emergency room doctor, a gastroenterologist, and an ICU specialist as a result of which lead to the decedent bleeding to death while in the hospital ICU. Settled case with 3 health care providers shortly before trial and tried against remaining health care provider. Ultimate recovery exceeded $1,000,000.
$97,500 Settlement - Dental malpractice claim against an orthodontist who kept the minor Plaintiff in braces for approximately 10 years. Proper treatment was surgery which she had after leaving care of Defendant. The Plaintiff was caused to be kept in braces unnecessarily through her entire teen years.
Verdict/Settlement - Malpractice claim for failure to properly interpret and report the results of a pap smear. The malpractice resulted in the death of a 26 year old woman. The case was tried to verdict and later settled and sealed before appeal.
$1,230,000 Settlement - Malpractice claim involving the death of a 32-year-old woman after giving birth to her second child due to the failure of her doctor to repair a lacerated spleen. Issue of purported common law husband's rights in Maryland to sue for death of decedent.
Settlement - Malpractice claim involving novel legal issue of who are the proper parties to sue in a case where young female diagnosed as terminal but still living (what, if anything, are children and husband entitled to prior to death or is Wrongful Death Action only available after mother dies).
$128,349.33 Verdict - Medical malpractice action for failure to diagnose a ruptured appendix. Defendant doctor discharged the Plaintiff before performing appropriate tests and dismissed the Plaintiff as suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.