Jon Simon Stefanuca

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Jon Simon Stefanuca

As a trial attorney at Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, Jon handles a variety of medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Jon has extensive experience with cases involving catastrophic injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric brain injury
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Developmental delays
  • Brain bleeds/ strokes
  • Neurologic injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Infections/ sepsis/ meningitis
  • Surgical injuries
  • Anesthesia injuries
  • Paraplegia/ quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries

Jon dedicates most of his time to helping children injured by medical negligence, including children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and developmental delays.

Beyond medical negligence, Jon has extensive experience with toxic exposure cases, including carbon monoxide poisoning and lead paint poisoning.

He has handled hundreds of birth injury cases around Maryland and across the country. Some of his recent jury verdicts speak for themselves:

  • $182,000,000, Birth Injury: Hagans v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • $34,000,000, Birth Injury: Anderson v. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • $20,000,000, Intellectual property dispute: Adcor Industries, Inc. v. Beretta USA Corp.
  • $13,300.000, Birth Injury: Lewis v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

In addition to medical malpractice litigation, Jon has extensive experience with toxic exposure cases, including carbon monoxide and lead paint cases. His experience includes class actions, mass actions, business disputes, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, and non-disclosure agreement
litigation.

  • Verdicts and settlements in excess of $350,000,000.00.
  • America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators by America’s Top 100.
  • “Nation’s Top One Percent” of attorneys by National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
  • Power List for medical malpractice and personal injury by The Daily Record.
  • Board Member, Maryland Association for Justice, the largest trial lawyers’ association in the State of Maryland.
  • Member, American Association for Justice.
  • Maryland Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2020.
  • Rising Star in medical malpractice by Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine since 2011.
  • Maryland Top 10 under 40 for medical malpractice in 2015.

Prior to joining Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, Jon was a trial attorney with Murphy Falcon & Murphy. Jon represented the injured in a variety of cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injuries, product defects, brain injuries, lead poisoning, and carbon monoxide poisoning, among other cases. He was a member of the litigation team in the class action filed against St. Joseph Medical Center and Dr. Mark Midei, which culminated in a $37,000,000.00 settlement. Jon was also a member of the litigation team in the class action filed against Kennedy Krieger Institute, involving allegations of unethical and unlawful experimentation on children. Jon also developed a reputation for representing professional athletes and their families in personal injury cases.

Unlike most other attorneys, Jon has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Jon was a litigation associate with Nash & Associates, LLC, where he represented MedStar Health, a $4 billion health care system in the Baltimore area with a network of nine hospitals and twenty other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region. As a result of this experience, Jon has a unique understanding of medical malpractice defense mentality and strategy.

Jon served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable W. Michel Pierson, Circuit Court Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, prior to entering private practice.

EDUCATION

Jon graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. He served as the Articles Editor on the Board of the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. He was also admitted as a member of the school’s Moot Court Board. As a student attorney, he represented a number of community organizations in the Economic Housing and Community Development Law Clinic for which he received a Special Achievement Award.

LANGUAGES

In addition to English, Jon speaks Russian, French and Romanian.

PUBLICATIONS

Jon Simon Stefanuca, The Fall of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971: A Public Choice Explanation, 19 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 237 (2008).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, Crawford v. Washington: The Admissibility of Statements to Physicians and the Use of Closed-Circuit Television in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse, 5 U. Md. L. J. Race, Rel. Gender & Class 411 (2005).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, The PRI and Its Demise as Mexico’s Single Ruling Party, 38 Towson U. J. Int’l Aff. 32 (2002).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, The ICC and the United States: Arguments in Favor of Ratification of the Rome Treaty, 37 Towson U. J. of Int’l Aff. (2001).

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