In The News

October 2018
Defense verdict in D.C. Superior Court in favor of internal medicine doctor who allegedly was negligent in monitoring patient’s warfarin level leading to a disabling stroke. Plaintiff’s life care plan ranged from $3.1 to $3.9 million.
August 2018
Once again, Shareholders Lee Rutland, Daniel Costello, and Michael Wiggins were selected by their peers for inclusion in the forthcoming The Best Lawyers in America® (2019 edition) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
August 2018
Multiple summary judgments in Maryland and in Delaware in favor of manufacturers of asbestos-containing brake linings alleged to have caused mesothelioma and lung cancer in a variety of occupational and home settings.
June 2018
Shareholders Robert Dale Klein and Michael T. Wharton were selected to join the ranks of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Maryland. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of litigators in the United States will ever receive this award.
June 2018
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein spoke about the status of Maryland asbestos litigation at the Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference presented by Perrin Conferences on June 7, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware.
May 2018
Defense verdict in Prince George’s County in favor of a surgeon where it was alleged that a failing colostomy resulted in a patient’s death.
January 2018
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein received the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the publisher of Who’s Who.
January 2018
Defense verdicts in the Circuit Court for Harford County for a surgeon and a gastroenterologist alleged to have mismanaged a hepatic artery aneurysm resulting in the death of the patient.
January 2018
Defense verdict in Fairfax County Circuit Court where it was alleged that a neurosurgeon used an inappropriate approach and negligent technique in relieving a huge, calcified thoracic disc during decompression resulting in spinal cord damage and paralysis.
December 2017
Defense verdict in Montgomery County where it was alleged that the defendant company provided heating oil to a customer without his approval.
December 2017
Shareholders Robert Dale Klein (for the 10th consecutive year), Michelle Mitchell, David Roling, Michael Wharton, and Michael Wiggins once again were voted by their peers as “Maryland Super Lawyers” (2018 edition). Associate Tiffany Randolph was voted a “Maryland Rising Star,” and Associate Judd Altman was voted both a “District of Columbia Rising Star” and a “Virginia Rising Star” in the 2018 editions of Super Lawyers in those jurisdictions.
December 2017
The December issue of Washingtonian Magazine lists D. Lee Rutland (Managing Shareholder) and Stephen Altman (Of Counsel) as “Best Lawyers-Civil Defense” in the District of Columbia.
December 2017
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has published the 33rd annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
November 2017
Delaware Superior Court grants Defense Motion to Exclude Liability testimony of Plaintiff’s expert in case involving injury to the bladder during the performance of a laparoscopic procedure. Defendants successfully challenged that the physician’s opinions would not be generally accepted in the scientific/medical community.
November 2017
After a 6-day trial in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, a jury returned a defense verdict in 35 minutes in favor of a cataract surgeon in a case claiming blindness as a result of negligent post-operative treatment following a complication of cataract surgery.
November 2017
Defense verdict in Prince George’s County where it was alleged that the defendant hospitalists negligently prescribed medications leading to liver failure and death.