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March Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 25 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of March.  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 25 lawsuits, 12 were filed against a hospital or listed a hospital as a co-defendant:

  • Sinai Hospital
    • Wayne Joseph Tokarski, et al vs. Stephen J. Sikorski Jr., M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq., Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico, & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: U Nilar, M.D., Johnanna Mary Dimento, M.D., Carroll Primary Care, P.A., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Carroll Hospital Center
  • GBMC
    • Regel vs. GBMC Medical Associates, P.A., et al
      • Lawyer: Benjamin S. Salsbury, Esq., Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq., Daniel P. Stringer, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Salsbury & Sullivan, LLC
      • Co-defendant: GBMC Healthcare, Luisa F. Massari, Francis J. Sanzaro Jr.
  • Nugent vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Elizabeth A. Dovec, Rosemarie A. Rottloff
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Pershail Pearson vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Kerry D. Staton, Esq., Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    • Amanda M. Deasel vs. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    • John David Burgamy, et al vs. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico, & Staton, P.A.
  • Joseph’s Hospital
    • Strautin, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center, LLC
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Phillip C. Federico, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico, & Staton, P.A.
  • Sears vs. Prevas, et al
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Quinn, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Group, LLC, St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Hospital
    • Ahmed Tarawaly vs. Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Karl Josef Protil, Jr., Esq., Aaron M. Blank, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Bon Secours Health System
  • University of Maryland Medical System
    • Michael Murphy, et al vs. James Lawrence Kernan Hospital, et al
      • Lawyer: Joseph Musso, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • Thomas Keating vs. University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Inc.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente, III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Valente Law Group, LLC
  • Harbor Hospital
    • Lavonya Parker, et al vs. Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offut, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Medstar Harbor Hospital, Chuka Jenkins, M.D., Adegboyega Adejana, M.D., Fateh Hraky, M.D.

The 13 remaining suits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities: 

  • Burton, et al vs. Advanced Radiology
    • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan, Esq., George S. Tolley, III, Esq. Ellen B. Flynn, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Sanford Minkin, M.D.
  • Busby, et al vs. Fuller, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Lifebridge Community Pediatrics, LLC
  • Ciena Davis vs. American Radiology Associates, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Paul M. D’Amore, Esq., Michael L. Sanders, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Daniel Maver, M.D.
  • Dann, et al vs. Hart Heritage of Forest Hill Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Louise A. Lock, P.A.
    • Law Firm: Louise A. Lock, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Stella Maris, Inc., Mercy Health Services, Inc., Stela Maris Operating Corp., Michael Becker, Timothy Impillaria, Harford County Sherriff’s Office, Harford County Maryland, Hart Heritage of Forest Hill, Inc.
  • Cindy Montambault, et al vs. Carter Freberg, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas L. Kemp, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kemp & Kemp, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Andrew Buikians, Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC
  • Dontay Baker vs. SSC Baltimore Operating Company, LLC
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Taylor, et al vs. Grace Healthcare, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Samuel O. Cole, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Joseph & Williams, Esq.
    • Co-defendant: Frederick Villa Investments and Associates, LLC
  • Turner, et al vs. ManorCare Health Services Roland Park, et al
    • Lawyer: Kerrie A. Campbell, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kerrie A. Campbell, Attorney at Law
    • Co-defendant: Manor Care Roland Park, LLC,.
  • Rickey M. Scott vs. Francisco Pizarro DPM, et al
    • Lawyer: Christopher S. Casciano, Esq., Brian S. Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Dee G. McCray III, DPM, Wiener and Daniels, DPM
  • Valencia L. Oliver, et al vs. Minesh Patel, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Michael H. Bereston, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Michael H. Bereston
    • Co-defendant: Mid-Atlantic Permanente Group, PC
  • Jami Laughlin, et al vs. June Denne, MSW, et al.
    • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Robert M. Ehsanipoor, M.D., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Chloe Marshall, Personal Representative vs. Kenneth Sable, DC, et al
    • Lawyer: John Yannone, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Price Benowitz, LLP
  • Cathy Wisniewski, et al vs. SSC Annapolis Operating Company, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Joseph Edward Dever, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dever & Feldstein, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.

The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits 

  • Schochor, Federico, & Staton, P.A.
  • Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.

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