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As a trial attorney at Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, Jon handles a variety of catastrophic medical malpractice/personal injury cases. Jon has extensive experience with cases involving:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pediatric brain injury
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Pediatric and neonatal negligence
- Developmental delay
- Brain bleeds/ strokes
- Neurologic injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Infections/ sepsis/ meningitis
- Surgical injuries
- Anesthesia injuries
- Paraplegia/ quadriplegia
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
At Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, Jon has dedicated most of his practice to helping children injured by medical negligence. He spends most of his time on cases involving prenatal, perinatal and neonatal medical negligence resulting in catastrophic brain injuries such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and hypoxic ischemic injury (HIE). He has handled hundreds of birth injury cases around Maryland and across the country. Most recently, Jon helped secure a verdict of $2.6 million against an emergency room physician and his practice in a case involving the failure to recognize and treat a urinary tract infection that progressed to sepsis, resulting in the death of the patient.
Beyond medical negligence, Jon has extensive experience with toxic exposure cases, including carbon monoxide poisoning and lead paint poisoning.
His experience includes class actions, mass actions, business litigation, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and intellectual property litigation. In 2018, Jon helped secure a $20,000,000.00 verdict in an intellectual property dispute against the gun-maker, Beretta USA Corporation, one of the largest verdicts in Maryland that year.
- Verdicts and settlements in excess of $100,000,000.00.
- Board Member, Maryland Association for Justice, the largest trial lawyers’ association in the State of Maryland.
- Maryland Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice by Super Lawyers Magazine.
- Rising Star in the field of medical malpractice by Super Lawyers Magazine.
- “Nation’s Top One Percent” of attorneys by National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
- Maryland “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Prior to joining Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, Jon was a trial attorney with Murphy Falcon & Murphy, a nationally-recognized group of elite trial lawyers. 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, involving the unnecessary implantation of cardiac stents in hundreds of patients. He was also a member of the litigation team in the class actions 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.
Jon graduated with honors from University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, 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. During his first year of law school, Jon was recognized for his achievements in Legal Methods and Advocacy by Widener University School of Law.
Jon completed his undergraduate degree at Towson University where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. As an undergraduate student, he was the first recipient of the Towson International Debate Scholarship. He was the president of the university’s forensics/debate team and one of the original founders, as well as the executive director, of Baltimore’s first urban middle school debate league.
In addition to English, Jon speaks Russian, French and Romanian.
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).