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.
Ed Gonsalves and Nick Hallenbeck obtain DEFENSE VERDICT in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiff alleged that an internal medicine physician breached the standard of care by ordering a blood test routinely, rather than “STAT.” Plaintiff alleged that a “STAT” order would have led to treatment that would have prevented the patient’s cardiac event and permanent kidney failure. After a five-day trial, the jury found that the physician complied with the standard.
ADCV&R attorneys obtain ruling in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland in favor of family medicine physician and pain management specialist in wrongful death case originally filed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. The trial court dismissed the plaintiffs’ wrongful death claim upon motion by the defense for failure to file within the applicable statute of limitations. The trial court held that the savings provision set forth in Section 5-119 of the Courts and Judicial Pr
Attorneys Eric Rhoades, Karen A. Ferretti, and Kelly H. Hibbert, obtained a decision by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland in favor of a hospital involving allegations of tortious interference with a contract and tortious interference with a prospective business advantage. The Court of Special Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to dismiss the plaintiff’s claims as a sanction for non-compliance with the trial court’s discovery order. Attorneys Rhoades and Ferretti represented the