For the past seventeen years, Ms. Arfaa has regularly litigated plaintiff’s medical malpractice cases in Maryland state and Federal courts as well courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia. She is highly regarded for her ability to handle complex medical issues and obtain maximum recovery for her clients in all types of medical malpractice cases, including cases involving cerebral palsy and birth injury, overwhelming infection and septic shock, cancer misdiagnosis, spinal cord injury, post-partum hemorrhage, brain aneurysm and stroke misdiagnosis, and other medical illnesses.
Throughout the years, Ms. Arfaa has received numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of her clients. Many of her jury awards have been record setting, include a 2.3 million dollar jury verdict against a local Maryland hospital – one of the largest wrongful death cases received by a female attorney in Baltimore city; a 4 million dollar jury verdict in Frederick County- the largest jury verdict ever received in a malpractice case in Frederick County; and a 5.36 million dollar jury verdict for a medical malpractice/wrongful death case in Washington, D.C.- the largest jury verdict ever received in the District of Columbia for a medical malpractice wrongful death case.
Ms. Arfaa is highly sought after for her ability to litigate cases involving brain injury, cerebral palsy, and birth injury caused by the negligent care of health care providers during labor and/or delivery. In July 2012, she received a 21 million dollar verdict in Baltimore city against a local physician and hospital for their negligent care during a child’s delivery (which led to his cerebral palsy). Similarly, in May 2013, Ms. Arfaa received a 15.65 million dollar verdict against another local hospital and physician for negligent care during labor and delivery which led to a child’s cerebral palsy. These two verdicts are the second and third largest jury verdicts in the state for birth injuries received as a result of medical negligence.
Ms. Arfaa is highly sought after for her ability to litigate cases involving brain injury, cerebral palsy, and birth injury caused by the negligent care of health care providers during labor and/or delivery.
Ms. Arfaa received her B.A. degree from Smith College in 1994 and her law degree, with honors, from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1997. Since 2009, Ms. Arfaa has been continuously named as a Super Lawyer in Baltimore Magazine. Prior to starting her own practice in 2013, Ms. Arfaa was a partner at two preeminent medical malpractice firms in Maryland. Ms. Arfaa was recently named in the SuperLawyer’s Top 50 Women of Maryland and was invited to be an associate member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious organization of accomplished trial lawyers. She is also an invitee into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was recently invited to be a Lifetime Charter Member of the Best Attorneys of America. Ms. Arfaa has also been named as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the nation as well as Live Wire’s Most Outstanding Medical Malpractice Law Firm – USA – 2015 in Innovation & Excellence.