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MD – Medical Malpractice Lawsuits December 2016

By Byron Warnken, on January 20, 2017

There were 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of December.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, 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 (as AA County does) or even “other tort.”

Out of the 35 lawsuits, 18 were filed against a hospital or listed a hospital as a co-defendant:

  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Heather Lambert, et al vs. Mercy Medical Center, Inc.
      • Lawyer: William D. Kurtz, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP
  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • Tiburzi, et al vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Jay D. Miller, Esq., Marissa B. Joelson, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, P.A., George J. Pyrgos, Medstar Franklin Square Physician, LLC., Helixcare Medical Group, LLC., Jennifer K. Wormouth, Micheal D. Suter, M.D., LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Linda Carroll, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Lori Nedd vs. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Paul M. D’Amore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Law, LLC
  • Steven Twilley, Sr. vs. Bioscrip Infusion Services, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Davis Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
  • Joseph Medical Center
    • Samantha Washington, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al.
      • Lawyer: Jessica H. Meeder, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. P.A.
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Physicians, LLC., Christopher C. Costa, M.D.
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (G.B.M.C.)
    • Gipson, et al vs. G.B.M.C. Healthcare Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Tiffany Sims, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Jackson & Associates Law Firm, PLLC
      • Co-defendant: Ronald M. Kline 
  • University of Maryland Hospital
    • Cierra Hughes vs. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Phillip C. Federico, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. 
  • Northwest Hospital
    • Chelsea C. Bowman vs. Northwest Hospital Center, et al.
      • Lawyer: Tiffani R. Collins, Esq., Regine Francois, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Collins Legal Group, LLC.
      • Co-defendant: Life Bridge Health, Inc., Paulesh K. Shah, M.D.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Derrick Ryce vs. The Good Samaritan Hospital Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Roland Brown, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Office of Roland Brown, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Nicole Rabenau, R.N.,
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • Estate of Sharon Elaine Lamar vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center, et al.
      • Lawyer: Paul Joseph Weber, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Stephen S. Avery, M.D., Denaye Brown, M.D., Stephanie Tolbert, M.D.
  • Amy Kling vs. University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Guillermo Giangreco, Steven J Schwartz, Anju Lata Singhal, Subnodhkumar Subdaram, William R. Finn.
  • Upper Chesapeake
    • Donnat Atwell, et al vs. Hugo Ermel Benalcazar, et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc., Brain & Spine Specialists, P.A.
  • Joseph E. Sciuto, et al vs. Advanced Radiology, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A
    • Co-defendant: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Asheesh Sood, M.D., Harford Gastroenterology Associates, P.A., Scott Alan Steinmetz, M.D., Harford Surgical Associates.

The remainder of the 17 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, or other medical entities:

  • Sheila Murphy vs. Hein Nguyen, et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas L. Kemp, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kemp & Kemp, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Union Hospital of Cecil County
  • Jeanette Newcomb vs. Neil Woods, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher L. Beard, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Christopher L. Beard, LLC
  • Christopher Cartagirone, et al vs. Joy’El Ballard, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Phillip C. Federico, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Ifeyinwa Arah Stitt, M.D., Annapolis OB-GYN Associates, P.A., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc.
  • Andrew Blumenfeld vs. Steven D. Rock, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Andrew B. Blumenfeld
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Andrew B. Blumenfeld
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Urology, P.A.
  • Rodolfo Calderon vs. Vishnupriya Krishna, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Amanda Nicole Lee, Majid Eslami Cina, M.D., Kelly Hofmeyer, Melissa Dobson, PA-C., Helen F. Brown, CRNP, Laurie Beth Gezelle, David G. Medland, M.D., Madhavi Davuluri, M.D., Muhammad Abdullah, M.D., Ella C. Murtha, Samuel Edward Long Jr., M.D., Digestive Disorders Associates, P.C., Anne Arundel Physician Group.
  • Donnat Atwell, et al vs. Hugo Ermel Benalcazar, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc., Brain & Spine Specialists, P.A.
  • Jaensch, et al vs. McDermott, et al
    • Lawyer: Jon Wil Brassel, Esq., Kelly S. Kylis, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC
    • Co-defendant: McDermott Chiropractic Care, P.C., Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.
  • Awkward, et al vs. Lorien Mays Chapel
    • Lawyer: Christian A. Lodowski, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Christian A. Lodowski, P.A.
  • Holly Robinson vs. Paul Eder, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Richard R. Martell, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Jeffrey Posner. M.D., Anita Pasumarthy, M.D., Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, P.A.
  • Queen, et al vs. Hernandez
    • Lawyer: Mark C. Miller, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Blondell & Miller, LLC     
  • Estate of Thomas Peace Sr., et al vs. Future Care Health and Management
    • Lawyer: William Murphy, Jr., Esq., Jessica H. Meeder, Esq., Edward L. Cardona, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Murphy, Murphy & Falcon, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Future Care Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Future Care Old Court, Inc.
  • Estate of Dorothea Parker, vs. Riverview Rehabilitation and Health Center
    • Lawyer: Thomas McNicholas, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Verderaime & Dubois, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Riverview SNF, LLC. 
  • Olinger, et al vs. Howard County Center for Lunch and Sleep Medicine, LLC., et al
    • Lawyer: Aaron L. Moore. Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: David O. Nyanjom, M.D., Howard County General Hospital, Inc.
  • Medovich, et al vs. Bell, et al
    • Lawyer: Aaron L. Moore. Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Foot & Ankle Specialists of Mid Atl. LLC
  • Karen Ashbrook, et al vs. Erica Leventhal, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Benjamin S. Salsbury, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Saint Agnes Medical Group, Seton Medical Group, Inc.
  • Joseph E. Sciuto, et al vs. Advanced Radiology, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A
    • Co-defendant: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Asheesh Sood, M.D., Harford Gastroenterology Associates, P.A., Scott Alan Steinmetz, M.D., Harford Surgical Associates.
  • Sylvan Lee Cornblatt vs. Benjamin Victor Dubois, M.D. et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A
    • Co-defendant: Woodholme Cardiology, LLC., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.,
  • Iris R. Johnson, et al vs. Joseph Donovan Dirocco, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists, LLC., Jeremy Weiner, M.D., The Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Inc.
  • Candace Jeffries & Jason Ellison, et al vs. Deborah Y. Clark, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Phillip C. Federico, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Agnes Healthcare, Inc., Cynthia Clunie Cesaire, M.D., Seton Medical Group, Inc.
  • Ne-Chae Murphy, et al vs. Gina Joshua, DDS, et al
    • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan Jr., Esq., George Somerville Tolley, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
    • Co-defendant: David M. Veith, P.C.
  • Alicia Carter, et al vs. Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Nicholas A. Szokoly, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Falcon, Falcon & Murphy, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Medstar Ambulatory Services. Inc.
  • Duetsch vs. Lorien Life Center Howard II Inc.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan S. Smith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Jonathan Scott Smith, LLC
  • Steven Twilley, Sr. vs. Bioscrip Infusion Services, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Davis Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
  • Corey Reynolds vs. Emmanual A. Oke., M.D., et al
  • Lawyer: Mark S. Cohen
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Mark S. Cohen
    • Co-defendant: Maryland Provo-I Medical Services, P.C., Emcare of Maryland, Inc., EMCARE, Inc.,

The following law firms represented 2 or more clients during the month of December:

  • Falcon, Falcon & Murphy, P.A.
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC

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