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January 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on March 9, 2018

There were  26 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 26  lawsuits, 12 were filed against hospitals:

  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    • Donna L. Myers, et al vs. Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Roger S. Weinberg, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Offices of Roger S. Weinberg, P.A
      • Co-defendant: Andrew Biuckians, Richard A. Bafford, Jr., Mark D. Gonze, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Upper Chesapeake Health System, Jason M. Birnbaum, Sid Z. Kharal
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • John L. Boyle Jr., et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq., Johnathan E. Goldberg, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Lavern Bentt, M.D., et al vs. Duke Edward Cameron, M.D. et al.
    • Lawyer: Michael A. DeSantis, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Hartel, Kane, DeSantis & Howie, LLP
    • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Kamerin Lauren vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Jon D. Weingart, M.D.
  • Harford Memorial Hospital
    • Calvert Hofferbert, at al vs. Harford Memorial Hospital, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Bon Secours Hospital
    • Mary Jones vs. Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Samantha L. Peters, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
      • Co-defendant: Ashok K. Agrawal, M.D., Alexius Boakye, M.D.
  • Northwest Hospital
    • Smith, et al vs. Northwest Hospital
      • Lawyer: David E. Haynes, Esq., Samantha L. Peters, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
      • Co-defendant: Maryland Provo I Medical Services, P.C., Emcare Mid-Atlantic, David Zisow.
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    • Galloway-Smith, et al vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Marlene A. Johnson, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Marlene A. Johnson, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Merryman and Allen, LLC, Dominique Allen, Ginny Merryman, Victor Khouzami, Shama Jari, Sabah M. Helou, Claire Weitz, Mars
  • Harbor Hospital
    • William Taylor Jr., et al vs. Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Kelly A. Donohue, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Kelly Donohue, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Lakshmi Potakamuri, M.D., Daruis Cameron, M.D., Mark Gosnell, M.D., Kamal Bathcha, M.D., John Doe, M.D.
  • Sinai Hospital
    • Keith A. White, et al vs. Momina I. Mastoor, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Nikita S. Wooten, M.D., Rahul Chandra- Shekhar, M.D., Amitoj Gill, M.D., Dennis O. Emuron, M.D., Andrew M. Barnstein, M.D., Maryland Provo-I Medical Services, P.C., Emcare, Inc.
  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Carla, Ind Mahon vs. Hong, M.D., Kim et al
      • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
      • Co-defendant: Gregory Tokarsky, M.D., Todd Rosen, M.D., Michael Leedom, M.D., Nnaemeka Agajelu, M.D., Kimberly Raush, P.A., William Hutchens, M.D., Kofi Owusu-Boaitey, M.D., William Han, M.D., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Maryland Spine Center, Mercy Medical Center.
  • Wakisha Montgomery, et al vs. Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Kinjan Sethuraman, M.D., Samual S. Hsu, M.D., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Shannon Jensen, N.P., Asal Najafi, D.O., Maryland Provo-I Medical Services, P.C., Ian Hoffman, M.D., Lee-Gardie Jean, M.D.

The remaining 14 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities:

  • Schmidt v. Schott, et al
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royson, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP
    • Co-defendant: Expresscare of White Marsh, LLC
  • Allison Hunsinger, et al vs. Edward J. Arrison, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Russell H. Smouse, Esq., Roy L. Mason, Esq., John C. M. Angelos, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smouse & Mason, LLC, Law Office of John C. M. Angelos.
    • Co-defendant: Securus Anesthesia, LLC, Seidenberg Protzko Surgery Center, LLC
  • Sullivan v. Loh, et al
    • Lawyer: Benjamin S. Salsbury, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Saiyad A. Sarkar, Mace Medical, LLC Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, P.A.
  • Kyle Winters vs. Dental Professionals of Maryland Gerald Awadzi, P.C., et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Aaron L. Moore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Elyce Millery, DDS
  • Cynthia Muhammad vs. Ajay Kumar, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Gregory L. Lockwood, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC
  • Parran, et al vs. Holly Hill Nursing, LLC
    • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
  • Karen D. Scarbrough vs. Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
  • Breedlove, et al vs. Manor Care of Towson, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
    • Co-defendant: HCR III, Healthcare, LLC
  • Dana Carpenter, et al vs. Terry Everhart, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente, III
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Physician’s Group, LLC, South River Family Medicine.
  • Tesia Taylor vs. Lisa Polko, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Southern Maryland Women’s Healthcare, P.A., Jessica Brown Colwill, M.D., St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Mary’s County
  • Diana McKnight vs. Carl Duncan, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., Annapolis Radiology Associates
  • Michelle White vs. Westley Hartley, et al.
    • Lawyer: James D. Cardea, Esq.,  Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Roy D. Chisholm III, Allegany Surgical Associates.
  • Stephen Custer, et al vs. Erez Schwarzbard, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher Philip Brown Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Getka, P.A.
  • Beth Cook vs. Phillip DiGiacomo, III, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Wilson King Barnes, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dumer & Barnes, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Emergency Service Associates, P.A., Andrea K. Baier, M.D., Gregory W. Stamnas, M.D., Hospital Medicine Associates, LLC, Atlantic General Hospital Corporation

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

  • Arfaa Law Group
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton
  • The Cochran Firm

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