On May 11, 2018, a jury in Prince George’s County, Md., awarded Ronald L. White
nearly $300,000 in a medical malpractice case. White claimed that John P. Byrne, an
orthopedist who was performing hip replacement surgery on him, accidentally
misaligned White’s femoral stem so that it perforated out of the back of the femur (thigh
bone). Then, after the surgeon failed to realize that he had made a mistake and correct
it in time, White suffered a stroke.
White was then required to have a second hip replacement surgery at another hospital
18 days after the initial surgery. After the second surgery, White made a full recovery
without permanent injury. The jury awarded him $200,000 for 18 days of pain and
suffering and $94,000 in medical expenses for the second surgery.
White was represented by attorneys Burt M. Kahn and Steven B. Vinick of Joseph,
Greenwald & Laake, P.A., in Greenbelt.
“It’s always gratifying to win a medical negligence case where the defense feels so
strongly about their case that they make no offer to settle. We are also gratified to have
prevailed against a defense trial team of three very distinguished partners from two
different firms arrayed against us,” the team of JGL lawyers said.
The Daily Record published an article on May 29th highlighting the JGL team's success. To read the full article, click on The Daily Record logo below.
Burt M. Kahn is the firm’s managing director and a trial lawyer with deep experience in
helping victims and their families obtain justice in complex medical malpractice matters
and other avoidable accidents that result in life-changing injuries or wrongful death.
Over the past four decades, Burt has distinguished himself as the leading litigator in the
D.C. area in tragic cases involving the intersection of law and medicine where a victim’s
life has been forever devastated by severe injuries or taken unnecessarily as the result
of negligence committed by doctors, nurses and hospitals.
A principal in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and
Civil Litigation practice groups, Steven Vinick has more than 20 years of experience in
representing clients in matters including medical malpractice, personal injury and
criminal defense. Over the course of that career, Steven has earned a reputation as a
skilled litigator and highly effective courtroom advocate.