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March 2017 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits List

By Byron Warnken, on July 2, 2017

Here are March 2017’s medical malpractice lawsuits in Maryland, with the exception of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. As usual, there were far less med mal lawsuits than the tort reform alarmists would have you believe. There were 24 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of March 2017.  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 24 lawsuits, 8 were filed against a hospital or listed a hospital as a co-defendant:

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
    • Greta Thompson, et al vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Denis Charles Mitchell, Esq., Gerard E. Mitchell, Esq., Terrell N. Roberts III, Julia Newlands Mitchell, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Stein, Mitchell, Muse, Cipollone & Beato LLP
      • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Physician Group, LLC, Cardiology Associates, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Richa Srivastav, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Health System
      • Lawyer: Paul Bekman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Inc., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Sean Taylor, et al vs. Mercy Medical Center, et al
      • Lawyer: Jason B. Manger, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Mercy Health Services, Inc., Wilma Rowe, M.D., Phillip Neubauer, M.D., John M. Jubar, Kirstin Betstill, P.A. 
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Charles Bennett vs. University of Maryland Medical Center
      • Lawyer: Justin R. Metheny, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry R. Glazer, P.C
      • Co-defendant: Anthony Edozien, M.D.
  • Agnes Hospital
    • Justin Westreich vs. St. Agnes Health Care, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Nathan W. Hopkins, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Patient First Maryland Medical Group, LLC, Motti Mulleta, M.D., James Donaldson, P.A., Marissa Maker, M.D., CEP America- Maryland, LLP, Dante Suffrendini, M.D.
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • Alice Marshall, et al vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center
      • Lawyer: Richard R. Martell, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
  • Maryland General Hospital
    • Denise E. Sample, et al vs. Maryland General Hospital, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, Michael P. Lilly, M.D., University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, Elivra L. Johnson, LPN, Chinyere M. Offoha, RN, University of Maryland Surgical Associates, PA, University of Maryland Surgical Associates, LLC.
  • Calvert Memorial Hospital
    • Gore vs. Calvert Memorial Hospital of Calvert County
      • Lawyer: John P Valente III, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group

The 16 remaining suits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities: 

  • June Taylor, et al vs. Richard Cespedes, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Shore Health System, Inc., University of Maryland Medical Group d/b/a/ Shore Comprehensive Urology
  • Karen Knight, et al vs. Bay Manor Nursing Home, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Wendy L. Shiff, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Future Care Chesapeake
  • Lori Buckley vs. Adam Neal Summers, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Patrice Meredith Clarke, Esq., Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq., David John Wildberger, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Maryland Plastic Surgery, LLC, Majid Eslami Cina, M.D., MDICS at Anne Arundel LLC, Adfinitas Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Gail Aznar, et al vs. Nagji Sureja MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Wayne M. Willoughby, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gershon, Wiloughby, Getz & Smith, LLC
  • Lauren Digiglio vs. Eugenia K. Lombardi, C.R.N.P., et al
    • Lawyer: Matthew Thomas Vocci, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Santoni, Vocci & Orteage, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Janet Knight, R.N., Loyola University of Maryland
  • Micheael Wroten, et al vs. Eleanor Helen Yoon, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Carrol Health Group, LLC, Carol Hospital Center Inc.
  • Brenda Trusty vs. Michael A. Mont, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Thomas O’Toole, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Baroody & O’Toole
    • Co-defendant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Krich vs. Pickus, et al
    • Lawyer: Dennis F. Obrien
    • Law Firm: Dennis F. Obrien, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Richard Jaffe, D.D.S.
  • Michael Polek, et al vs. Ian K. Slepian, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Dennis F. Obrien
    • Law Firm: Dennis F. Obrien, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
  • Iyofe C. Kankwenda vs. Henry D. Jampel, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Eric H. Kirchman
    • Law Firm: The Law Office of Eric Kirchman
    • Co-defendant: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Samontra Brightful vs. Eugene Salvo M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Charles Edwards, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Barry Glazer. P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Agnes Healthcare
  • Gianine A. Hartnett vs. A Tony Heper, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas J. Dolina, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Fridell & Grezner, P.C.
  • Leach, et al vs. Williams, et al
    • Lawyer: Danielle S. Dinsmore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: A Lee Dellon, M.A.P.A., Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pratt, et al vs. Abdo, et al
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Prime MD, LLC, Mahmood Solaiman, M.D., Gastro Associates
  • Stephanie Caroselli, et al vs. Fairhill Family Medicine Specalists, LLC., et al.
    • Lawyer: Byron B. Warnken, Esq., Christian A. Lodowski, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Warnken, LLC, Lodowski Law Firm
    • Co-defendant: Bonni Roberts, D.O.
  • Nancy Skinner, et al vs. Khalid Kurtom, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Wendy L. Shiff, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC

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