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January 2017 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on February 24, 2017

There were 32 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of January.  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 32 lawsuits, 18 were filed against a hospital or listed a hospital as a co-defendant: 

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Kim v. Ridgeway, et al.
      • Lawyer: John P. Valente III., Esq.
      • Law Firm: Valente Law Group
      • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins University, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • David Pridgen, et al v. Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan S. Schochor, Esq., Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.

 

  • Willie Johnese III, et al v. Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, et al
    • Lawyer: Jason B. Penn, Esq.,
    • Law Firm: Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • John Khouri, et al v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Peter J. Basile, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Robery Avery Montgomery, M.D., Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Niraj Manubhai Desai, M.D., Nabil Nuhad Dagher, M.D.
  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Brieyonna Kennedy v. Robert Atlas M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Shannon A. Slater, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Michelle L. Kush M.D., Kristin L. Atkins, M.D., Jermone Kopelman, M.D., Mercy Medical Center
  • Keisha Smoot, et al v. Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC
  • Sinai Hospital
    • Teri Chavis v. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
      • Lawyer: Craig M. Silverman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: David B. Silverman, M.D.
  • Bertha Walters v. Gloria Johnson Williams, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Mahajanbin Saira Ali, M.D., Emcare, Inc.
  • Howard County General Hospital
    • Brisbane, et al v. Deyampert, et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Howard County General Hospital, Womankind OBGYN Associates, P.A.
  • Agnes Hospital
    • Mary Jane Milligan, et al v. Charles L. Schnee, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Agnes Hospital, Hennesey, Shuey, and Schnee, Chartered.
  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • Whitlow, et al v. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq., Jeffrey Peek, Esq., Drew C. Frietch, Esq., Cody E. Samet-Shaw, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Medstar Franklin Square Physicians, LLC, Harvinder S. Arora, Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, P.A., Preetam Jolepalem, Peter I. Smith.
  • University of Maryland
    • Madeline Miester v. Walgreen Co., et al
      • Lawyer: John Amato IV, Esq., William D. Kurtz, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group, LLC.
  • Heather J. Donoway, et al v. University of Maryland Medical System
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Anesthesiology Associates, P.A., Charles A. Sansur, M.D., Adam Polifka, M.D., David L. Schreibmen, M.D., Vikram Bansal, M.D., Danielle R. Doyle, M.D., Melissa Weygane, R.N.
  • Northwest Hospital
    • Gaymon v. Northwest Hospital Center, el at
      • Lawyer: Charles Edwards, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry Glazer, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Cornelius V. Stamp. Paula M. Appiah
  • Bon Secours Hospital
    • Kory D. Wilkes v. Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc. et al
      • Lawyer: Paul M. D’Amore, Esq.
      • Law Firm: D’Amore Law, LLC
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A.
  • Upper Chesapeake
    • Richard L. Briney, et al v. Venkata K. Parsa, et al
      • Lawyer: Michael J. Collins, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Michael J. Collins, P.C.
      • Co-Defendant: Upper Chesapeake Hematology & Oncology, LLC, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc.

 

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • William R. Benjamin, et al v. Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
      • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins LLC
      • Co-defendant: Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Inc.
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • George Rooker v. John Barry, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP

The 15 remaining suits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities: 

  • Michael Dicus, Sr., et al v. SSC Glen Burnie Operating Company, LLC
    • Lawyer: Mark Rosaco, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
  • Kerry Lewis, et al. v. Nicholas Dudas, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Stuart M. Salsbury
  • James Jordan, Sr. et al v. R. Rose, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq, Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
  • Caroline Rajasingh v. Eva Duckett, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Philip Kurlander, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Chesapeake Open MRI, LLC. 
  • Patricia Mae Yost v. Alan Yost, et al
    • Lawyer: Alan J. Belsky, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Capital Women’s Care, LLC, Mitesh Kothari
  • Hubbard v. Winikoff, et al
    • Lawyer: Charles Edwards, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry Glazer, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Amanda Tubbs, Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Juliette Wheeler, John Doe, American Anesthesiology of Maryland, PC
  • Long, et al v. Sharma, et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Wendy L. Shiff, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Erica Brown, CRNA, Howard County Anesthesia Associates
  • Samuels v. Tully, et al
    • Lawyer: Grant A. Posner, Esq., John J. Cord, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Posner & Cord, LLC.
    • Co-defendant: Powerback Rehabilitation Brightwood Campus, Genesis Healthcare Corp.
  • Glenda D. Laws v. Kuldeep Singh, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Jason A. Ostendorf, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Jason A. Ostendorf, LLC
  • Keyes, et al v. Lorien Life Center, Howard II, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Gregory L. Lockwood Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Gregory Lockwood, LLC
  • Vianna L. Tooley, et al v. Suyi Park, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
  • Anderson v. Glasper, et al
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Waverly Woods Aesthetic Dental Center, LLC
  • Hock v. Eichelman
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Deborah Brassard v. Usman Waheed.
    • Lawyer: Rodney M. Gaston, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Miller & Zois, LLC
  • Jacklyn K. Bennett v. Westminster Cancer Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Satish A. Shah, Kevin John Ziegler

The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits in the month of January:

  • Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.
  • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
  • Law Office of Barry Glazer, P.C.
  • Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.

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