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OCTOBER 2022 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS FILED

By Stephanie Yanovich

There were 23 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of October that we covered. 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 in the Maryland Case Search database, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics.

The following 11 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Gregory Kitzmiller vs. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Meghan E. Noone, Esq. / John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Afia Ashraf, MD / MDICS at Anne Arundel LLC

 

Atlantic General Hospital 

  • Patty Richardson vs. Atlantic General Hospital Corporation, et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul Michael D’Amore, Esq. / Ace McBride, Esq.
  • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Frank Nikolaidis, Doctor of Osteopathi / Xin Zhong, MD

 

Franklin Square Medical Center

  • Shantiara Pearson, et al. vs. Franklin Square Medical Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Christopher Drew Fritch, Esq. / Jeffrey Leonard Peek, Esq. / Andrew B. Mason, Esq. / Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Myron L. Maes, MD / Mary K. Buchanan, MD / Kathleen B. Ward, MD / Medstar Medical Group II, LLC / Alejuandria D. Manzie, CNM / Barbara Osafo, CNM / Medstar Medical Group, LLC

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Michael McBurse vs The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, et al
  • Lawyer: Gregory G. Hopper, Esq
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey and Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Hosp., Inc.

 

  • Beth Kevser Yumlu, et al. vs. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, INC., et al.
  • Lawyer: Craig Douglas Miller, Esq. / Michael Clement Robinett, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Simeone & Miller, LLP
  • Co-defendants: Sridevi Bellamkonda / Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Johns Hopkins Hospital / Johns Hopkins Hospital, INC.

 

Sinai Hospital

  • John Roerty, et al vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Inc
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor And Staton, PA

 

  • Rose Franks vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Michael P. Smith, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Smith Gildea & Schmidt LLC
  • Co-defendants: Baltimore Heart Associates, PA /Mohammed Abuzahra, MD / Darpan Bansal, MD

 

  • Makari Henderson, et al vs Dionne D Oliver MD, et al
  • Lawyer: George Somerville Tolley III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Total Women’s Health Of Baltimore PA / Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc.

 

  • Martina Whittaker, et al. vs. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babij, Esq. / George Somerville Tolley III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Total Women’s Health Of Baltimore PA / Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc. / Dionne D. Oliver, MD

 

St. Agnes Hospital

  • Estate Of Richard Kwedar, et al vs Omolara Karunwi MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor And Staton, PA
  • Co-defendants: Christa Swanke / St. Agnes Healthcare Inc. / Sheridan Anesthesia Services Of Maryland PC

 

Suburban Hospital

  • Bodala Promodini, et al. vs. Suburban Hospital, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq. / Keith S. Franz, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Royston, Mueller, McLean and Reid, LLP / Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC

 

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

  • Davone Harrison, et al. vs. Addisu Temesgen, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Damien R. Banks, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Banks Firm, LLC
  • Co-defendants:  Franklin Square/Meridian Healthcare Nursing Home, LP

 

  • Estate of Donald Wrede vs. Forest Hill Heights, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: John Kieran Murphy, Esq. / Keith David Forman, Esq. / Brian Mitchell Cathell, Esq. / Christopher Stephen Norman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Chrissy Smith / Hamister Group, LLC /

 

  • Shammah Powell, et al. vs. Adventist Healthcare, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Gregory Kenneth Kirby, Esq. / Christopher Stephen Norman, Esq. / Brian Mitchell Cathell, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Pediatrix Medical Group of the Mid-Atlantic, PC / Edina Veszelovszky / Lawrence O. Stitt / Pediatrix of Maryland, PA/ Robert B. Walton / Albert Simmonds / Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht, LLC / Thomas Martin / Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates of Maryland, LLC / Sherri Hamersley / Madhu Nigam / Vanessa Pineiro

 

  • Judith Gordon, et al. vs. Lorien at Turf Valley, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices Of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Lorien-Howard, Inc.

 

  • Donna Tolley, et al. vs. Broadmeadow Investment LLC
  • Lawyer: Valerie Ann Grove, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA

 

  • Patricia Gutierrez vs. Laurelwood Healthcare Center, et al.
  • Lawyer: Gregory G. Hopper, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Communicare Family of Companies / Laurel Leasing Co., LLC / North Bay Medical Associates, PA / MD OMG EMP, LLC / Madhu Sachdev, MD

 

  • Lee Brown, et al. vs. Cristina Campassi, MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor And Staton, PA
  • Co-defendants: Advanced Radiology, PA

 

  • Trudy Turner, et al. vs. Victor Onyejiaka, MD
  • Lawyer: David J. Martin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, PA

 

  • Jacquelyn Hedgpeth vs. Akash Agrawal, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
  • Lawyer: Karl Joseph Protil, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA
  • Co-defendants: Smile Dental Art

 

  • Sara Blight vs. Hamid Zahiri, Doctor of Osteopathi, et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul Joseph Weber, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, PA
  • Co-defendants: Luminis Health Medical Group LLC

 

  • Kermey Cameron, et al. vs. SSC Catonsville Operating Company, LLC
  • Lawyer: Megan Louise Whiteside, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shiffman & Shiffman PC

 

  • Brittany Council vs. American Anesthesiology of Maryland, PC, et al
  • Lawyer: Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq. / David John Wildberger, Esq. / Patrice Meredith Clark, Esq./ Christopher Douglas Wright, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, PC
  • Co-defendants: Jeffrey David Stamler, MD

 

 

 

 

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By Stephanie Yanovich

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By Stephanie Yanovich

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