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A Large Sampling of Baltimore Area Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for October

By Byron Warnken, on November 13, 2017

There were 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of October.  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 21 lawsuits, 12 were filed against hospitals:

  • University of Maryland
    • Shantric Martinez, et al vs. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Elizabeth Buckley, et al vs. Eric Maniago, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq., George Pittman Patterson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of John P. Valente III, Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Shore Health System, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Inc.

 

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Chalita McClain, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
      • Lawyer: Michael L. Sanders, Esq.
      • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Kirsten L. Nelson, M.D., Katherine M. Boyle, M.D.
    • Robin Lurz vs. Mesfin Lemma, et al
      • Lawyer: Thomas O’Toole, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Baroody & O’Toole, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Northwest Hospital
    • Chatham Zan, et al vs. Dewit, et al
      • Lawyer: Kelly A. Donohue, Esq., Brian S. Goodman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Kelly Donohue, Kramon & Graham, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: EmCare of Maryland, Inc., EmCare of Maryland, LLC, EmCare Physician Services, Inc., Northwest Hospital Center, Maryland Provo I Medical Services, P.C.

 

  • Maryland General Hospital
    • Wisdom Thompson, et al vs. Maryland General Hospital, INC, et al
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Deborah Doerfer, CNM

 

  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • Sparks, et al vs. Price, et al
      • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc.

 

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
    • Paul Lee vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., Adrianne Spirt, M.D., Earl C. Wang, M.D.

 

  • Marsden Furlow vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Patrick D. Gardiner, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Henderson Law LLC
    • Co-defendant: Cynthia Radovic, Sheppart Pratt Health System, Paula G. Prager, Deoroop Gurprasad, M.D.

 

  • Wendy Septembre, et al vs. Anne Arundel Health System Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: David A. Harak, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Harak Law Firm, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., Annapolis OB-GYN Associates, P.A., Pablo, Argeles, M.D.

 

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • Mary Hale-Thomas vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center, et al
      • Lawyer: Frederic S. Lucas, Esq.
      • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law Group
      • Co-defendant: Marianne R. Cunanan-Bush, M.D., Jacqueline Dominick, C.R.N.P.

 

  • Kenneth Blockinger vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center, et al
    • Lawyer: Holla Ann Leasure, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Nabil Badro, M.D.

 

The remaining 9 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities:

  • Theodore, et al vs. Hudson, et al
    • Lawyer: Michael J. Winkelman, Esq., Christian C. Mester, Esq.
    • Law Firm: McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, LLP
    • Co-defendant: Victory Y. Kim, M.D., Allcare of Maryland, LLC

 

  • Linder, et al vs. Lighthouse Senior Living, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royson, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP
    • Co-defendant: Martins Wood LLC

 

  • Donna Atwell. Et al vs. Hugo Ermel Benalcazar, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Brain & Spine Specialists, P.A.

 

  • James Lindsey vs. Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, et al
    • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq., Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Loving Care Nursing Services, LLC, Darlene Batten, Angela Williams Handy

 

  • Mary P. Stewart, et al vs. Robert F. Friedman, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Eugene A. Arbaugh, Jr., Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Florin I Niculescu, M.D., Mohr & Barber, M.D., LLC, Eldersburg Arthritis, LLC

 

  • Barbara Davis, et al vs. Raja Taunk, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Maria Holbrook Dawson, Esq., Michael John Winkelman, Esq., Christian Clark Mester, Esq.
    • Law Firm: McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester LLP
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates, P.A., Annapolis Radiology Associates

 

  • Roy Turner, et al vs. Meritus Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq., Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Prafull Dave, William Su, M.D., Sara Lincoln

 

  • Christine Frick, et al vs. Laura Copaken, et al
    • Lawyer: Cecilia I. Lavrin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute

 

  • Morrison vs. Simmonds, et al
    • Lawyer: Bruce M. Bender, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Axelson, Williamawsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Thomas W. Martin, Karen Brindle

 

The following firms filed 2 or more medical malpractice suits in the month of October:

  • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
  • D’Amore Personal Injury Law Group
  • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • McCarthy, Winkleman & Mester

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