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Once again, Shareholders Daniel Costello, Lee Rutland, and Michael Wiggins were selected by their peers for inclusion in the forthcoming The Best Lawyers in America® (2022 edition) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
Defense verdict in Delaware in a suit alleging delayed diagnosis by two hospitalists resulting in death from a bronchogenic cyst.
Defense motion to strike granted in Arlington County Circuit Court (Virginia) on behalf of several physicians accused of causing the wrongful death of a patient by utilizing comfort care measures over the alleged objections of the patient’s daughter.
Defense verdict for a plastic surgeon where the plaintiff asserted negligence in the selection and performance of bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. The plaintiff suffered ischemic tissue loss requiring multiple subsequent reconstructive surgeries.
Defense judgment in Prince George’s County for urologist accused of negligently treating patient with erectile dysfunction.
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has published the 36th annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
Eight WLEK attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of “Super Lawyers,” which recognizes preeminent lawyers in their fields as determined by confidential voting of their peers. Specifically, Shareholders Timothy Fisher, Robert Dale Klein, Michelle Mitchell, David Roling, D. Lee Rutland, Michael Wharton, and Michael Wiggins once again were voted “Maryland Super Lawyers,” and Stephen Altman again was voted a “Super Lawyer” in both Virginia and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, Shareholder Michael Wiggins was ranked by his peers among the “Top One Hundred Maryland Super Lawyers.”
Managing Shareholder Lee Rutland has been recognized as a 2020 Top Lawyer “for excellence and achievements” by the legal community as published in Baltimore Magazine.
Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein has been voted for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication as a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” in Annapolis for defense of personal injury litigation and in Washington, D.C. for defense of medical malpractice cases.
Stephen L. Altman of our Virginia office was voted by his peers as the “Best Lawyer” for Medical Malpractice Defense in Washington, DC for inclusion in the 2021 edition of “Best Lawyers” as published in the Washington Post.
Shareholders Lee Rutland and Mike Wharton have been invited to become Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one half of one percent of North American scholars, lawyers and judges.
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.
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has published the 35th annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Harford County for a general surgeon alleged to have negligently performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair where after that repair the patient suffered the loss of a testicle, permanent inguinal pain, and recurrent hernias with repairs and mesh removal.
Defense verdict in Anne Arundel County for a plastic surgeon alleged to have performed an incorrect surgery for entropion.
Defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia on behalf of an internist alleged to have failed to prevent his patient’s suicide.
Defense verdict in the Circuit for Montgomery County for two pulmonologists alleged to have been negligent in the delay of diagnosing a lung cancer.
Defense verdict in Harford County, MD on behalf of a neurosurgeon where it was alleged that the patient developed a 10 cm compressive epidural hematoma following a four-level cervical discectomy and fusion. The plaintiff went on to develop permanent upper extremity weakness and loss of function leading to a second surgery to explant the hardware and evacuate the hematoma.
Defense verdicts in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for two gastroenterologists alleged to have failed to diagnosis chronic mesenteric ischemia in a patient who died from diffuse small bowel ischemia.
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Howard County for an anesthesiologist alleged to have mismanaged a colonoscopy patient’s airway which resulted in the death of the patient.
Defense verdict in Montgomery County on behalf of a Pediatric practice where it was alleged that the providers failed to timely identify the signs and symptoms of a pediatric brain aneurysm leading to the death of a 12-year-old boy.
For the second year in a row, Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has received the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the publisher of Who’s Who.
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.