J. Michael Sloneker
Michael Sloneker focuses his practice on professional liability and general civil litigation cases. He regularly represents physicians, nurses, and community and teaching hospitals in defense of medical negligence claims involving misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and surgical complications. He also defends physicians and other medical professionals in licensing matters before licensing boards and peer review committees. In addition to his defense of medical negligence cases, Michael also represents national and local clients in complex tort and constitutional matters before federal and state trial and appellate courts and state administrative tribunals.
Michael has tried well over 50 medical malpractice jury trials in federal and state courts in Maryland involving missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer, including breast cancer, bone cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer; surgical complications, including bladder and ureteral injuries, perforated uterus, bowel perforation, nerve injuries, bleeding, stomach perforation, anesthesia errors, and crushed or lacerated bile ducts; obstetrical injuries, including fetal asphyxia, HELLP syndrome, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, vasa previa, velementous cord insertion, shoulder dystocia, neural tube defects and ectopic pregnancy.
Additionally, Michael defends serious personal injury claims filed against teachers, coaches and local boards of education throughout Maryland, involving wrongful death, neurological injuries, and sexual assault.
Michael received his law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center. A member of the bar of the State of Maryland, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Michael has received an AV Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
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