Charles (Chad) I. Joseph

Charles I., Joseph

Charles (Chad) I. Joseph

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building
Suite 2100
120 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-3800
Fax: (410) 230-3801
E-mail: cij@bbsclaw.com

 

Mr. Joseph is a trial attorney who has been in private practice since 1996. During that time, he has tried numerous civil jury trials across the State of Maryland. He has also briefed and argued numerous appellate cases before the Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Before entering private practice, Mr. Joseph clerked for the Honorable Robert F. Fischer on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Mr. Joseph is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is an invitation only organization of accomplished and respected trial attorneys.

Mr. Joseph focuses a majority of his practice representing physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Joseph has also represented health care providers in professional licensing and disciplining matters.

Mr. Joseph represents property owners and management companies in lead-based paint exposure matters. He is one of the few Maryland attorneys to have tried a lead-based paint matter before a jury and obtained a defense verdict. Mr. Joseph has testified before the Baltimore City Council and worked with parties in drafting proposed legislation concerning lead-based paint issues.

Mr. Joseph has represented several national companies in a variety of product liability and warranty matters.

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice Defense
Lead-Based Paint Defense
General Trial and Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions:

Maryland (1995) 
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1997)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1999)

Education:

Connecticut College, History Major (with distinction) (1991)

University of Baltimore School of Law (1995)

    - Member of the National Moot Court Team
    - Member of the National Appellate Advocacy Team

Sample of Jury Trials:

Mayor & City Council v. York Enterprises, 2007, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Condemnation case where the jury awarded client three times the amount Baltimore City valued the property.
- Keyes v. Doctor, 2008, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Obtained defense verdict for physician who allegedly failed to diagnosis a small bowel obstruction. 
- Chandler v. Hospital, 2009, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Obtained defense verdict for physician in a case involving a kidney injury during prostate surgery.
- Little v. Doctor, 2010, Circuit Court for Harford County. Obtained defense verdict for anesthesiologist. Patient developed complications during vascular surgery and suffered a stroke to the spine. 
- Stine v. Doctor, 2010, Circuit Court for Harford County. Obtained a defense verdict for a primary care physician in a wrongful death involving a decubitis ulcer and infection.
- Jermann v. Doctors, 2011, Circuit Court for Howard County. Obtained a defense verdict for two urologists in a wrongful death case involving a ureter injury during surgery.
- Highstein v. Doctor, 2011, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Obtained a defense verdict for a primary care physician involving allegations of a missed heart attack. 
- Parks v. Doctor, 2011, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Obtained a defense verdict for a gynecologist involving complications during a hysterectomy. 
- Yarborough v. Doctor, 2011, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Obtained a defense verdict for an otolaryngologist involving a patient with a MRSA infection.
- Plimack v. Doctor, 2012, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Obtained a defense verdict for an emergency medicine physician in a wrongful death case. Plaintiffs claimed that prescriptions given by the physician contributed to the patient’s death. 
- True v. Doctor, 2012, Circuit Court for Carroll County. Obtained a defense verdict for an emergency medicine physician in a wrongful death case involving meningococcemia.
- Lavery v. Doctor, 2012, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Obtained a defense verdict for an emergency medicine physician involving a subarachnoid hemorrhage. 
- Vanleuvan-Bair v. Doctor, 2013, Circuit Court for Carroll County. Obtained a defense verdict for an emergency medicine physician. The patient claimed that an alleged delay in diagnosing her stroke caused cognitive deficits. 
- Harris v. Doctors, 2013, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Obtained a defense verdict for an orthopedic surgeon and emergency medicine physician in a wrongful death case involving necrotizing fasciitis. 
- Masse v. Doctor, 2013, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Obtained a defense verdict for a gynecologist involving a bladder injury that occurred during a hysterectomy.
- Crogan v. Doctor, 2014, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained a defense verdict for a gynecologist involving a complication during surgery.
- Grimwood v. Doctor, et al., 2014, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained a defense verdict for an anesthesiologist and anesthetist in a case involving an intra-operative peripherial neuropathy.
- Mortimer v. Doctor, 2015, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained a defense verdict for a vascular medicine specialist in a case involving an order for an inferior vena cava filter.
- Powell v. Doctor, 2016, Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  Obtained a defense verdict for a neurosurgeon involving an injury to the left common iliac artery during a posterior fusion.  (First trial ended in a hung jury with the jury split 5 to 1 in the defense's favor.)
- Geller v. P.A., 2016, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained defense verdict for P.A. stemming from a woman who suffered a hearing loss following an ear cleaning.
- Paugh v. Doctors, 2016, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained defense verdict for an emergency medicine physician and P.A. involving a spine injury caused by an epidural abscess.
- Cornell v. Doctor, 2016, Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Obtained a defense verdcit for a physician in a wrongful death case involving a drug induced thrmbocytopenia. 

Reported Cases:

- Toliver v. Waicker, 210 Md. App. 52 (2013) (amicus brief)
- DeMuth v. Strong, 205 Md. App. 521 (2012)
- Jackson v. Dackman Co., 422 Md. 357 (2012) (amicus brief); 
- Keyes v. Lerman, 191 Md. App. 533 (2010). 
- Allen v. Dackman, 413 Md. 132 (2010) (amicus brief).
- Kinsey v. Women’s Surgery Center, 584 F.Supp 2d 740 (D.Md. 2008). 
- Polakoff v. Turner, 385 Md. 467 (2005).
- Smith v. Lead Industries Ass’n, 386 Md. 12 (2005).
- Keller v. Edwards, 206 F.R.D. 412 (D.Md 2002)
- Nationwide Ins. v. Rhodes, 127 Md. App. 231 (1999). 
- Md. Bd. Of Nursing v. Nechay, 347 Md. 396 (1997).

Professional Memberships:

- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.