Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Wrongful Death

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What We Do For You

Death caused by another’s wrongful or negligent conduct is both legally complex and emotionally overwhelming for those left behind. Whether the death is caused by a motor vehicle collision, nursing home abuse or neglect, or medical malpractice, you will need an experienced team to provide counsel and guidance to navigate Delaware’s wrongful death laws.

The team at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea is experienced in handling wrongful death cases with a track record of recovering compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • The pain and suffering experienced by the person who passed
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Mental anguish and emotional grief caused by death
  • In some cases, punitive damages

The BMBFC team will assess the facts of your particular case such as how the person died, their age at death, life expectancy and earning capacity, and any pre-existing health problems. We are dedicated to providing just compensation for your loss.

Practicing Attorneys


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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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 is an experienced and accomplished litigator with a passion for helping others. Catherine is part of the firm’s Mass Tort & Environmental Litigation team and has assisted clients in class action litigation in obtaining favorable results to improve environmental conditions and health hazards in their communities as well as substantial compensation.

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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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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.



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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