Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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What We Do For You

Medical malpractice law deals with mistakes, negligence, or wrongdoing by a medical professional or facility. Medical malpractice cases can include negligent care or treatment, errors or mistakes in medical procedures and surgeries, failure to diagnose, mistakes in medication or dosage, inadequate credentialing, training, or supervision, and lack of informed consent. These cases often have lasting impacts on the quality of life for the victim and, in the most unfortunate of circumstances, can even result in death.

At the law firm of Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, we understand how difficult it can be to process your experience and attempt to make sense of being harmed by a healthcare provider. We have the trial-tested expertise and results-driven mindset to take on the complexities of your case. Our team of dedicated medical malpractice litigators can help you or your loved one get the justice you deserve.

Our experienced attorneys handle claims in Maryland, DC, and Delaware, and consult with other attorneys on cases nationwide, involving:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Hospital Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Birth Injuries
  • Surgical Errors
  • Amputation
  • Bowel Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cardiology Errors
  • Catastrophic Medical Errors
  • Colonoscopy Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Epidural Abscess
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gastric Bypass Malpractice
  • Gynecological Malpractice
  • Negligent Hospital Discharge
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Laboratory Errors
  • Medication Errors
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetrical Negligence
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
  • Radiology Errors
  • Sepsis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
Our firm pursues whoever may be responsible for your injuries, including: 

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Aids and Assistants
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

The team at BMBFC will assess the facts of your case, including the statute of limitations, relevant evidence, the standard of care applicable to the medical professionals providing the treatment, and any pre-existing health issues. Our team has helped clients recover damages for pain and suffering, as well as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost household services, and future care needs. We will work with medical experts to provide you with the advice and counsel your case deserves. 

Major Verdicts and Settlements

  • $14,500,000 | Young victim of hospital negligence
  • $9,750,000 | Infant suffers kidney failure from ongoing medical negligence

Practicing Attorneys



James Cardea is a partner at BMBFC with over 25 years of litigation and jury trial experience. Jim is a tenacious, aggressive, and extremely effective advocate for victims of medical malpractice and has successfully served as lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career, Jim has obtained numerous seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

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Phil Federico specializes in mass tort/class action lawsuits and environmental law. He has been involved in historic and groundbreaking litigation with verdicts and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Phil also has extensive experience in personal injury, sexual abuse and misconduct, and healthcare.

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Chase T. Brockstedt

Chase Brockstedt is the lead partner in the firm’s injury litigation department. He has dedicated his career to representing individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own and are seeking fair compensation. Chase has substantial experience in navigating the complicated world of insurance to ensure that his client’s medical bills and lost wages are paid on time and to recover damages for pain, suffering and permanent injuries.

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Tara Clary has over 25 years of litigation experience handling all facets of the most complex medical malpractice matters, from investigation through discovery and trial. She synthesizes the technical, legal, factual and human aspects of all her cases to deliver outstanding results for clients. Tara has extensive trial experience and was recently recognized for obtaining two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the country.

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Wray Fitch, IV is a partner at BMBFC who concentrates his practice on representing individuals injured as a result of medical malpractice. Wray earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 2006 from Miami University, and his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 2011, with high honors.


Brian V. DeMott

Over the years, Brian DeMott has researched complex civil and criminal issues ranging from employment discrimination to post-conviction relief. As a Leadership Delaware Fellow, Mr. DeMott has gone through an intensive, year-long course in which he learned about issues facing the First State.

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Catherine practices civil litigation representing her clients in personal injury, premises liability, property damage, medical negligence and commercial litigation matters. Catherine is part of the firm’s Mass Tort & Environmental Litigation team and has assisted clients in class action litigation.

Learn more about Catherine Cramer.