Shulman Rogers' Mike Nakamura Secures $5M for Birth Injury Victim and Family


Mike Nakamura

Mike Nakamura, co-chair of Shulman Rogers' Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Department, secured $5 million from the federal government for Jenifer and Sean Mochocki, a U.S. Air Force officer, and their baby. The settlement, which includes a combination of cash and structured annuities that will generate much more than $5 million for the Mochocki family, resolves a medical malpractice suit against doctors at a Florida naval hospital for failing to order a cesarean section despite signs of fetal distress over several hours, resulting in permanent brain damage to the baby.

"This settlement provides millions for the care of baby Mochocki, and it also provides payments to both parents. This was a very good outcome in the case, especially in an environment not known for significant pro-plaintiff awards," Nakamura said.

This settlement is the latest in a consistent string of million dollar-plus results Mike Nakamura has achieved for birth and brain injury victims. Along with other cases in Florida, Nakamura has achieved seven-figure results for victims in Virginia, South Carolina and Texas.

In addition to representing victims of medical malpractice, Mike Nakamura and his colleagues Karl Protil, Paul Chung and Aaron Blank represent people injured in accidents through no fault of their own. Earlier this year, Nakamura recovered over $500,000 for a Waldorf, Maryland woman injured by a commercial vehicle in a tractor trailer collision.

About Shulman Rogers

Shulman Rogers Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Department serves clients throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia, across the United States and worldwide. Shulman Rogers' attorneys understand the complexities of medical malpractice injuries, and they consistently go above and beyond to provide personalized, practical and high-caliber service. Additional information is available at

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