We are first and foremost a trial practice firm, with an imposing fund of trial experience in a variety of cases tried in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
We have earned our reputation based on our zealous and effective defense of health care providers, including physicians, hospitals, nurses, physician assistants, long term care facilities, HMOs and other health care delivery systems.
Hospitals, long term care facilities, rehabilitations centers and other health care institutions have special requirements that Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd. fulfills.
Health Care professionals seek us out when issues arise with their respective licensing boards. Our knowledge base, derived from our professional liability work, is a valuable asset in our representation of our professional clients in this area of licensing and discipline.
ADCVR attorney, Benjamin Laufer, secured SUMMARY JUDGMENT in favor of a corporate defendant in a premises liabilty action pending in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff alleged that she fell on a slippery substance that had been placed on the ground. However, the plaintiff failed to produce any sufficient evidence that the defendant had notice of a dangerous condition. The Court agreed and granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
ADCVR attorneys, Ed Gonsalves and Benjamin Laufer, secured SUMMARY JUDGMENT on statute of limitations grounds on behalf of a physicians’ group in a medical malpractice action pending in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff had alleged that pathologists in the group breached applicable standards of care when rendering an intraoperative diagnosis of malignancy during a lung biopsy. However, the plaintiff’s claims were not timely filed, and the Court entered judgment in
ADCVR partners, Ken Armstrong and Erica Mudd, recently taught an intensive course on preparing for, taking, and defending expert witness depositions at The American University Washington College of Law, Litigation Skills Summer Institute.