Sharon R. Morgan
Sharon R. Morgan is a partner with the firm who has expertise representing people who have been seriously and permanently injured due to mistakes made by healthcare providers, hospitals, and nursing homes.
She concentrates her practice on complex medical and surgical negligence cases, and in particular those involving infants who suffer devastating brain injuries and cerebral palsy when healthcare providers fail to timely deliver them despite signs of fetal intolerance to labor, distress and poor oxygenation. Prior to joining our firm Ms. Morgan was a partner in a nationally recognized preeminent law firm for nearly twelve years successfully representing adults and children throughout the country who had been catastrophically injured by medical errors.
Prior to her law career, Ms. Morgan served for 21 years in the United States Navy, and retired as a Chief Hospital Corpsman. Ms. Morgan is honored to have served in the Persian Gulf War on board the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), and to have also deployed for several months on that ship in support of military and humanitarian missions to the island of Haiti. As a Chief Petty Officer she had the distinction of being appointed to positions typically held by higher ranking officers, and served for 2 years as the Legal Officer for the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for 2 years as the Patient Administration and Decedent Affairs Officer for the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fl. Throughout her military service Ms. Morgan worked in and supervised staff in a variety of clinical areas including Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, Mass Casualty Triage and surgical units. She was awarded numerous Navy Achievement and Navy Commendation Medals for superior performance in operational settings.
Ms. Morgan’s extensive medical knowledge, familiarity with hospital administration, and her unique military background combine to enhance her law practice. Her training, education and experience in medicine and the law allow her to efficiently and accurately analyze the facts and to narrow her focus on the issues that give each of her cases the best possible chance for successful resolution, and have resulted in several multimillion dollar settlements.
Some noteworthy settlements resulting from her ability to effectively manage complex medical negligence cases include:
$13 Million FTCA claim against a United States Military Hospital- for failing to diagnose and properly treat a 3-month old infant’s bowel obstruction causing her to suffer a catastrophic brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy and profound developmental, cognitive and motor deficits.
$10 Million – for failing to timely diagnose and treat an infection before it deteriorated into sepsis resulting in life threatening injuries and amputations.
$10 Million – for failing to respond to a progressively worsening fetal monitor tracing and delayed delivery of a newborn causing severe brain injury from lack of oxygen resulting in cerebral palsy, profound developmental, cognitive and motor deficits.
$6 Million – for failing to recognize obvious symptoms of uterine rupture in someone with a prior cesarean delivery (VBAC), when there was still time to deliver the baby before it suffered a complete loss of oxygen, causing permanent brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
$5 Million – for failing to timely diagnose a spinal mass before it completely compressed the spinal cord resulting in permanent paraplegia.
$5 Million – for failing to timely recognize and restore respirations in a patient under anesthesia before cardiac arrest and severe brain damaged occurred due to lack of oxygen, leaving the patient in a permanent and persistent vegetative state.
Ms. Morgan is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court. She has been specially admitted to practice law for individual cases in State Courts of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin. She has also been specially admitted to practice law for individual cases in the Federal Courts of Hawaii and Minnesota.
Ms. Morgan is an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice, and has served on their Board of Governors since 2014, and co-chaired the Medical Negligence Section from 2014-2017. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Maryland State Bar Association.
- University of Baltimore School of Law — J.D. 2004
- University College, University of Maryland — B.S. (Paralegal Studies) 1993