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March 2021 Medical Malpractice Cases In and Around Baltimore

By Stephanie Yanovich

There were about 24 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of March. Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases as medical malpractice, med mal, or even “other tort.”

The following 12 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

 Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Rebecca Peter vs. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq. / Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: Anne Arundel Medical Group LLC / Dimitri Michael Thomas, M.D.

 

 Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Julia Eckhart, et al. vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: George Somverville Tolley III, Esq. / Bruce J. Babij, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan Babij & Tolley LLC
  • Co-defendants: Rekha P. Motagi, M.D. / Samiha F. Khan, M.D. / Fadi N. Saikali, M.D.

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Sabrina Kiebler, et al vs Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc
  • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian
  • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian LLC

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Monet Chantiles-Ruby vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Uma Rajhbeharrysingh, R.N. / Jared A. Bressner, M.D. / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Joseph A. Colao Jr., M.D./ Boris D. Hristov, M.D.

 

  • Lawrence Wayne Norwood vs The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, et al
  • Lawyer: David J. Martin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum P A
  • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Regional Physicians LLC

 

Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital

Brionna Lewis, et al vs Janice Bediako-Smith, et al

  • Lawyer: Jason B. Penn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP
  • Co-defendants: Louis Smith / Hamid Eshan, M.D. / Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital

 

St. Agnes Hospital

  • Lynn Conway vs Michael Anthony Zatina, M.D., et al
  • Lawyer: Jonathan A. Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: St. Agnes Medical Group: Maryland Cardiovascular Specialists / Saint Agnes Hospital

 

  • Joseph Lewis, et al vs Oren G Blam MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas W. Keilty III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter G Angelos
  • Co-defendants: Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, LLC / Saint Agnes Healthcare, Inc.

 

  • Cheryl Chester, et al vs University of Maryland Medical System Corp., et al
  • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC / University of Maryland Physicians P.A. / Kenneth M. Crandall, M.D.

 

University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute

  • Trinnia Williams vs University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, et al
  • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
  • Co-defendants: As-Yet-Unnamed Casting Room Technician

 

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton

  • Arthur O’Brien, et al. vs. University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Inc. d/b/a Shore Medical Group, et al.
  • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch IV, Esq. / Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Shore Health System, Inc. d/b/a University of Md Shore Medical Center at Easton

 

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Deitra Ringgold, et al. vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: David Charles Ellin, Esq. / Samuel Own Cole, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, PC
  • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation / First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, LLC / Atena M. Rosak, M.D. / Ronald Flax, M.D.

 

The remaining 12 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Heather Bawgus vs Downtown Baltimore Family Care, P.A., et al
  • Lawyer: Robert E. Joyce, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry R. Glazer
  • Co-defendants: Marc S. Posner, M.D.

 

  • Charles A Diggs Jr vs Verinder Nirankari, et al
  • Lawyer: David J. Martin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum P A
  • Co-defendants: Prime Vision of Maryland Inc.

 

  • Richard Baker, et al. vs. TidalHealth, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Dale E. Adkins III, Esq. / Jeffrey Scott Quinn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Emergency Service Associates, P.A. / Tricia Thompson, D.O. / Michael Marks, M.D. / Simmi Chawla, M.D. / William Reid, M.D. / Peninsula Imaging, LLC

 

  • Estate of Dorothy Newman vs. White Plains Health Care, LLC d/b/a Restore Health Rehabilitation Center
  • Lawyer: Scott A. Bowling, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Chapman & Bowling, LLC

 

  • Cheryl Watson, et al. vs. Lewis Primary Care, P.A., et al.
  • Lawyer: Alexandra Rizzo, Esq. / Joseph Edward Dever, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dever & Feldstein, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Vincent Lewis, PA-C

 

  • Minsoo Choi vs. Ken Kim
  • Lawyer: Megan Danielle O’Connor, Esq. / John J. Murphy, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Walker, Murphy & Nelson LLP

 

  • JAMES CAMPBELL vs. WAHBY TARABISHI, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
  • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Co-defendants: Marlene Z. Dahne, DDS t/a Dental Care Center

 

  • Denise Vivino vs. JUDY MELAMED, et al.
  • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Co-defendants: ENDODONTIC PARTNERS, LLC

 

  • James Jones, Jr. vs. Kenolisa Onwueme, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Vadim A. Mzhen, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates PA / Lifebridge Community Gastroenterology LLC

 

  • Carol Hooper, et al. vs. Khwaja Zakriya, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Kevin John McCarthy, Esq. / Michael John Winkelman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, LLP
  • Co-defendants: North American Partners in Anesthesia (Maryland), LLC / Adrian D. Pinnock

 

  • Michelle Garrett vs. Bestcare Assisted Living, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Catherine Dara Best / Best Care Assisted Living, LTD.

 

  • Leona Collins, Ind & PR Estate Richard Collins, et al. vs. Charles Kim, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Sheridan Anesthesia Services of Maryland, P.C.

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