In The News

May 2022
After an 8 day trial, defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia, for a pain management physician alleged to have injected cement outside of the sacrum during a sacroplasty resulting in an L5 nerve root injury, drop foot and chronic pain.
April 2022
Defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia, in a case in which the jury found that a cardiologist was entitled to statutory immunity. Plaintiff alleged that the cardiologist was liable for plaintiff’s death because she failed to review and act on the results of a chest x-ray revealing a lung mass, which led to an alleged delayed diagnosis of lung cancer. The defense successfully argued that she was entitled to statutory immunity because she was not aware that the chest x-ray was ordered, nor did she assume responsibility to review or act on the results.
January 2022
Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report announce the selection of Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein in the 2022 Edition of "Best Law Firms" as a First-Tier firm in Virginia.
December 2021
Defense verdict in St. Mary's County in a case against a neuroradiologist alleging negligent interpretation of a sinus CT scan, resulting in a delayed diagnosis of a giant cell granuloma of the maxillary sinus, facial disfigurement, and impaired ability to eat and speak.
December 2021
Eight WLEK attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of “Super Lawyers,” which recognizes preeminent lawyers in their fields as determined by confidential voting of their peers. Specifically, Shareholders Timothy Fisher, Robert Dale Klein (“of counsel”), Michelle Mitchell, David Roling, D. Lee Rutland, Michael Wharton, and Michael Wiggins once again were voted “Maryland Super Lawyers,” and Stephen Altman again was voted a “Virginia Super Lawyer.” Furthermore, for the second year in a row, Shareholder Michael Wiggins was ranked by his peers among the “Top One Hundred Maryland Super Lawyers.”
December 2021
Robert Dale Klein (“of counsel”) has published the 37th annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
November 2021
Defense verdict in Delaware in a suit alleging significant complications following unnecessary appendectomy.
November 2021
Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report announce the selection of Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein inclusion in the 2022 Edition of "Best Law Firms" as a “Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm” in the Washington, DC Metro Area for the defense of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
July 2021
Once again, Shareholders Daniel Costello, Lee Rutland, and Michael Wiggins were selected by their peers for inclusion in the forthcoming The Best Lawyers in America® (2022 edition) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
July 2021
Defense verdict in Delaware in a suit alleging delayed diagnosis by two hospitalists resulting in death from a bronchogenic cyst.
July 2021
Defense motion to strike granted in Arlington County Circuit Court (Virginia) on behalf of several physicians accused of causing the wrongful death of a patient by utilizing comfort care measures over the alleged objections of the patient’s daughter.
June 2021
Defense verdict for a plastic surgeon where the plaintiff asserted negligence in the selection and performance of bilateral nipple sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction. The plaintiff suffered ischemic tissue loss requiring multiple subsequent reconstructive surgeries.
January 2021
Defense judgment in Prince George’s County for urologist accused of negligently treating patient with erectile dysfunction.
November 2020
Managing Shareholder Lee Rutland has been recognized as a 2020 Top Lawyer “for excellence and achievements” by the legal community as published in Baltimore Magazine.
November 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Harford County for a general surgeon alleged to have negligently performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair where after that repair the patient suffered the loss of a testicle, permanent inguinal pain, and recurrent hernias with repairs and mesh removal.
October 2019
Defense verdict in Anne Arundel County for a plastic surgeon alleged to have performed an incorrect surgery for entropion.
October 2019
Defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia on behalf of an internist alleged to have failed to prevent his patient’s suicide.
October 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit for Montgomery County for two pulmonologists alleged to have been negligent in the delay of diagnosing a lung cancer.
August 2019
Defense verdict in Harford County, MD on behalf of a neurosurgeon where it was alleged that the patient developed a 10 cm compressive epidural hematoma following a four-level cervical discectomy and fusion. The plaintiff went on to develop permanent upper extremity weakness and loss of function leading to a second surgery to explant the hardware and evacuate the hematoma.
May 2019
Defense verdicts in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for two gastroenterologists alleged to have failed to diagnosis chronic mesenteric ischemia in a patient who died from diffuse small bowel ischemia.
April 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Howard County for an anesthesiologist alleged to have mismanaged a colonoscopy patient’s airway which resulted in the death of the patient.
April 2019
Defense verdict in Montgomery County on behalf of a Pediatric practice where it was alleged that the providers failed to timely identify the signs and symptoms of a pediatric brain aneurysm leading to the death of a 12-year-old boy.
December 2018
For the second year in a row, Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has received the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the publisher of Who’s Who.