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 attorneys, Andrew Marter and Gretchen Slater, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of their physician client in a wrongful death and survival action filed in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Montgomery County. The plaintiffs alleged medical negligence. They argued that the physician, a cardiologist, inappropriately prescribed a medication for the patient’s atrial arrhythmia, and that the medication resulted in respiratory failure and death. The defense argued that the medicatio
ADCV&R Partner, Rob Maynard, recently obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. The Plaintiffs filed a wrongful birth case, alleging that they were not properly advised of the risk that they could have a child with Down syndrome. Following a five day trial, the jury delivered a defense verdict.
Lynette N. Vitanza, RN, JD joined ADCV&R as a nurse paralegal in September 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vitanza was a high-risk obstetrical nurse. As an adjunct professor of nursing, she developed two curricula dealing with the legal and ethical of nursing practice and women’s health issues. She also worked as a risk manager for a large metropolitan medical center conducting root cause analyses, implementing quality of care initiatives and teaching risk reduction strategies to healthc