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Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman to Lead Sexual Harassment Class-Action Lawsuit in Maryland

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC. (WVFK&N), in partnership with Spector & Kopec, LLC., announced a class-action lawsuit against a Maryland doctor accused of sexual harassment. The class-action lawsuit will focus on the behavior of Hugo Benalcazar, MD, a Harford County neurosurgeon whose medical license was suspended after The Maryland Board of Physicians… Read More »

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Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman Statement Regarding Covid-19

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Baltimore, Maryland—May 27, 2020— Today, Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman (WVFK&N) announced the firm will not pursue any COVID-19 related medical malpractice cases. This firm-wide decision acknowledges the overwhelming strain on the medical system at this time and demonstrates the firm’s solidarity with frontline workers. In reaching this decision, the firm is not… Read More »

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5 Attorneys at WVFK&N Make Lawdragon Leading Lawyers List in 2020

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC, client satisfaction is our number one goal, and our firm is known for our results. This year, many of our attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon on the 2020 Lawdragon Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list. Lawdragon honorees include: Mary Koch (Partner) Keith Forman (Partner) Stephen Offutt… Read More »

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Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman Secures Record $229M Jury Award for Birth Injury Client

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Attorneys Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC recently made history with a record-setting jury award for their birth injury client. A Baltimore jury awarded our client $229.6 million for the harm caused by a permanent brain injury suffered by her infant daughter at birth. Under… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Over Maryland Man Who Posed as Gynecologist at Prince George’s Hospital Center

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last month, a class action lawsuit filed in federal court alleged that at least ten women were treated by a man who falsified documentation in order to practice medicine, treat patients, and deliver babies at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland. According to the lawsuit, Oluwafemi Charles Igberase – who went by Dr. Charles… Read More »

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What Do I Do If I Am In a Car Accident?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Whether you drive a car, truck, or motorcycle you do not plan on being involved in a motor vehicle accident. So, when an accident occurs, it is easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. Many people have not given thought as to what they should do after an accident takes place, until it is too… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Tragedy Ends With $17.9 Million Settlement

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

A medical misdiagnosis caused a New York mother of three to become legally blind in one eye and a quadruple amputee. In September of 2008, Tabitha Mullings presented to the Brooklyn Hospital Center Emergency Room with complaints of kidney pain. The hospital diagnosed her with a kidney stone, prescribed some pain killers, and sent… Read More »

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Autonomy of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority In Jeopardy?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last week, we reported on the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s poster campaign, which was aimed at giving healthcare providers and patients information on how they can be more engaged with each other. The future of the Authority, which collects reports of medical errors and near errors in an attempt to prevent mistakes in the… Read More »

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New Court of Special Appeals Decision: Yiallouros v. Tolson

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The Court of Special Appeals recently issued an interesting opinion regarding the basis of expert witness testimony. The full opinion is available here: Yiallouros v. Tolson. In that case, Yiannis Yiallouros (plaintiff) filed suit in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against John Tolson (defendant) seeking damages for injuries he sustained as a result… Read More »

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The Four “Not So” Essential Criteria

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (“AAP”), along with the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology (“ACOG”), published Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy: Defining the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology (“NEACP”). The NEACP (or Green Book) sought to identify four “essential” criteria necessary to attribute the events of labor and delivery to neonatal encephalopathy and… Read More »

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