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April 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on August 20, 2018

There were about 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of April.  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, 5 were filed against hospitals or listed hospitals as co-defendants: 

  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL
    • Zain Farooqi vs. Howard County General Hospital
      • Lawyer: Philip C. Federico, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins System Corporation
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
    • Jason Ray, et al vs. Brigid Cecelia Baroody, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Stuart M. Weinberg, M.D., Ryan Carter, CRNA, North Calvert Anesthesiology Services, LLC, Maryland Spine Center, Justin Junghoon Park, M.D., Michael Prada, PA-C, Mercy Medical Center, Inc.
  • SINAI HOSPITAL
    • Christopher Hall Bateman, et al vs. William Paul Jaquis, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., Patrick Thomas McGinley, M.D., Maryland Provo-1 Medical Services, P.C.
  • JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
    • Nomofundo Mugar, et al vs. Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al.
      • Lawyer: Christopher P. Kennedy, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Kennedy Law Team, LLC
      • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Janice Hobbs, M.D., Janine Bullard, M.D.
  • Irene M. Frank vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Francine Donaldson, R.N., The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation.

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

  • Schwartz, et al vs. Springhouse of Pikesville, MD LLC
    • Lawyer: Steven Pavsner, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
  • Andre Evans vs. Future Care Coldspring, et al
    • Lawyer: Gregory Lockwood, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Harford Road Health Care, LLC
  • Brotman, et al vs. Lorien Life Center Baltimore County Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Gregory Lockwood, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Carenet Health Systems and Services, Inc., Maryland Health Enterprises Inc., Lorien Mays Chapel
  • Flynn v. Yoder, et al
    • Lawyer: Danielle S. Dinsmore, Esq., Marissa B. Joelson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Milton G. Yoder M.D., P.A.
  • Robusto, et al vs. Oakwood Rehab & Nursing LLC
    • Lawyer: Thomas C. Costello, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Costello Law Group
  • Wadsworth, et al vs. Goldstein, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq., Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Advanced Radiology, P.A., University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Inc., Poornima Sharma, University of Maryland Oncology Associates, PA, Advanced Radiology, LLC.
  • Chelsea Endzel vs. Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Suzanne Vetter Burnett, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Potter Burnett Law
    • Co-defendant: Baltimore Uptown Dentist, Dawn Merguerian, D.D.S.
  • Chiungos, et al vs. 515 Brightfield Road Operations LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Joseph T. Williams, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Joseph Williams, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Arun Raghunath, M.D., Linsey Petrucci
  • Paul Madden Sr., Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph H. Madden, Jr., et al vs. SSC Forest Hill Operating Company LLC, dba Forest Hill Health & Rehab Center
    • Lawyer:Stucco Law, P.C.
    • Law Firm: Stucco Law, P.C.
  • Christine Genna vs. Nicholas Scotto, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Philip C. Federico, Esq., Johnathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Howard County General Hospital, Inc., Axis Healthcare Group, LLC
  • Megan Turk, et al vs. Special Beginnings Birth and Womens Center, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq., Jon Stefanuca, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: David Paad, Rachel Lovett Payne, Zipporah Turk, Joanne Hasman
  • David Hurt vs. Grace Healthcare, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Bradley L. Kelly, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Bradley Kelly
    • Co-defendant: Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Nina Zuras vs. Love to Care, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: John Tier Everett, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Chasen Boscolo
    • Co-defendant: April Pinkney
  • Timothy Earley, et al vs. Jocelyn Idema, et al.
    • Lawyer: Julie Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland, LLC, Mid Maryland Musculoskelatal Institute,

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

  • Law Offices of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.C.

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