Mr. Monahan is one of the founding partners of the firm. He has an extensive practice defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, long-term care facilities and related health care providers in medical negligence cases in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
In addition to his professional malpractice practice, Mr. Monahan has maintained a general litigation practice, with experience in commercial litigation, professional liability in non-medical professions, general personal injury litigation and the representation of licensed professionals before disciplinary boards. He represented a Fortune 500 company in a successful effort to recover substantial damages following the collapse of a pier in Baltimore's harbor.
Mr. Monahan has served as lead counsel or sole defense counsel in over 90 medical malpractice trials before juries in state and federal courts or before arbitration panels in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. Representative trials have included the defense of brain-damaged baby cases involving allegations regarding the proper management of pre-natal and labor care, including the interpretation of fetal monitor tracings; a brain-damaged baby case alleging the failure to diagnose alloimmune thrombocytopenia; cases regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including lung cancer, small bowel cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer and cancer of the tongue; a personal injury claim by a 24-year-old quadriplegic who acused a neurosurgeon of improperly treating an arterial venous malformation in the brain; a wrongful death case alleging the failure to diagnose injury to the innominate artery in a 15-year-old boy; two cases involving injuries to the common bile duct following laparoscopic gallbladder surgery; three cases arising out of the suicides of psychiatric patients; and multiple cases alleging injury or death after falls in a health care facility.