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Karl Protil

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Partner & Department Chair

  Phone: 301-230-5235

  Fax: 301-230-2891

  Email: kprotil@shulmanrogers.com

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Mr. Protil's practice consists of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and claims against the federal government. He has extensive experience before federal courts through the United States and in state trial courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia representing clients whose litigation resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries. He is particularly active in cases involving brain damage to infants during birth. A recent case resulted in a $21 million dollar structured settlement on behalf of a client. In addition, he has a number of cases which have resulted in settlements in excess of one million dollars each. Prior to joining Shulman Rogers, Mr. Protil spent six years in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and a year with Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland.
Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Claims Against the Government - (Federal Tort Claims Act- FTCA)
Published Works:
Filing of Claims Against the United States Pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act: An Overview, MTLA Trial Reporter, Spring, 2006
A Strategy for Excluding Evidence of Informed Consent in Medical Negligence Cases in Which Lack of Informed Consent is Not Asserted, MTLA Trial Reporter, Summer, 2006
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues, NBI, 2007 - Present
Handling Medical Negligence Claims, NBI
Punitive Damages, MWELA Annual Conference
Virginia Military Institute, 1983 B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Member
Board of Governors, Past Chair, Medical Negligence Section
Trial Lawyers of the District of Columbia Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Member
American Trial Lawyers Association Member
Past Employment Positions:
Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland
District of Columbia Superior Court, Multidoor Division, Mediator


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