Mr. Herschfeld started his legal career more than 25 years ago, focusing on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Over that period of time, Mr. Herschfeld has had extraordinary success in obtaining verdicts on behalf of his clients. However, he recently changed his practice and now focuses exclusively on the representation of individuals injured as a result of medical malpractice and other significant personal injury cases. Mr. Herschfeld’s previous experience in defending health care providers now provides him with valuable experience and insight in the representation of injured persons regarding the pursuit of medical malpractice and other significant personal injury cases.
- Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ)
- Coordinator—Mock Trials, University of Maryland Dental School
- Grand Rounds—Washington Hospital Center
- Grand Rounds—Georgetown University Medical Center
- Grand Rounds—The George Washington University Medical Center
Publications and Reported Cases
- “The Impact on the Federal Election Commission Concerning Projected Shortfalls in the Public Funding of Presidential Elections,” 4 A.U. Admin. L.J. 361, 1990.
- Wolff v. Washington Hospital Center, 938A.2d 691 (D.C. 2007), affirming judgment in favor of nursing staff at defendant Hospital on special verdict form that the nursing staff complied with standards of care.
- Walzer v. Osborne, 395 Md. 563, 911 A.2d 427 (2006), affirming dismissal of malpractice litigation for failing to file a certifying expert report as required by state.
- Wagner v. Georgetown University Medical Center, et al., 768 A.2d 546 (D.C. 2001), affirming verdict in favor of defendant in case involving paraplegia subsequent to neurological surgical procedure.
- Lee v. Panton, 792 A.2d 260 (D.C. 2000), affirming verdict in favor of defendant in case arising out of injuries sustained from birth trauma.
- Talley v. Varma, 698 A.2d 547 (D.C. 1997), affirming verdict in favor of defendant in case involving thyroid cancer.
- Capitol Hill Hospital v. Baucom, 697 A.2d 760 (D.C. 1997), reversing verdict in favor of plaintiff due the use of preemptory challenges in a racially discriminatory manner (Batson challenge).
Settled significant six figure case in dental malpractice lawsuit in which it was alleged that improper dental treatment resulted in osteonecrosis in the jaw requiring significant treatment and care, as well as pain and suffering to the client.
Settled a six figure dental malpractice case in a matter where the dentist asserted a defense of statute of limitations. Despite raising such a defense, the dentist still offered a significant settlement to resolve the lawsuit against him.
Settled a lawsuit against a pharmacy in the District of Columbia where the claim was improper filling of a prescription for eye medication that resulted in blindness in one eye.
Settled near-seven figure motor vehicle accident claim for passengers involved in accident on Route 97 near Annapolis, Maryland.