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.
Eric Rhoades (ADCV&R Partner) and Jonathan Barnes (ADCV&R Associate) obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in the U.S. District Court for Maryland. The case was tried to a jury over five days. The Plaintiffs alleged a failure to timely diagnose a retroperitoneal bleed following the institution of anti-coagulation therapy which resulted in an iliopsoas muscle hematoma. The Plaintiffs specifically alleged that the patient developed a permanent and severe neurologic impai
ADCVR partner, Erica Mudd, secured dismissal of an action on behalf of a group of health care provider defendants in a medical negligence case pending in the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland. The Court determined that plaintiff’s Certificate and Report failed to meet the specificity requirements of the applicable statute and interpreting case law, and that plaintiff failed to show good cause to warrant an extension of time to amend.
ADCV&R Partners, Eric Rhoades and Rob Maynard, obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in the U.S. District Court for Maryland over fifteen (15) days. The Plaintiffs alleged a failure to timely diagnose post-partum preeclampsia in the emergency department that developed into eclampsia two days later. The Plaintiffs claimed injuries in the form of a cerebral hemorrhage, seizure disorder, cognitive impairment, the development of debilitating migraines, loss of earning capac