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June 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on August 30, 2018

There were about 25 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of June.  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, 11 were filed against hospitals, or listed hospitals as co-defendants:

  • ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL
    • Okobi vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Christopher D. Wright, Esq., Jay D. Miller, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Office of Peter G. Angelos
      • Co-defendant: Patient First Group, Osler Drive Emergency Physicians, P.A., Melissa Dengham, Chidiebere Ekeocha, Valerie J. Strang
  • Dennis vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Robert Weltchek, Esq., Kristopher A. Mallahan, Esq., Nolan J. Weltchek, Esq., Nathan W. Hopkins, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Weltcheck, Mallahan & Weltchek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Michael J. Schultz
  • Wenck, et al. vs. Dabbah, et al.
    • Lawyer: Carlos G. Stecco, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Stecco Law, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, University of Maryland St. Joseph Orthopaedics, LLC.
  • Lewis, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq., Michael V. McCubbin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, University of Maryland St. Joseph Orthopaedics, LLC, Towson Orthopaedic Associates, Jeffrey T. Brodie, M.D.
  • JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
    • Lynda Reamsnyder, et al. vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al.
      • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Quinn, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Shayla Ross vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein & Forman, LLC
    • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • G.B.M.C.
    • Reddick vs. Woodard, et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Eboni Jeanine Woodard, Nwamaka Tagbo Fadahunsi, Dan David Kessler, Randolph Barton Gorman, William Neuhard Loeliger, John Joseph Kuchar, Jr., American Anesthesiology of Maryland, P.C., Mid-Atlantic Permanent Medical Group, Inc., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.
  • Hardesty, et al. vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Aryeh Rabinowitz, Esq., Emily C. Malarkey, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: The Pelvicure Center, Kamal A. Hamod, M.D.
  • ST. AGNES HOSPITAL
    • Exa Elizabeth Ventura Vasquez, et al vs. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: William T. Wood, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Adams Law Center
      • Co-defendant: Jennifer Goodemote, R.N., Seton Medical Group, Inc., Sara Katherine Rankin, M.D., Tracy N. Fitzhugh, M.D., CEP America, LLC, CEP America-Maryland, LLP, Anne Arundel Physician Group, LLC

 

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND HOSPITAL
    • John Vashawn Shelton, Sr., et al. vs. Shock Trauma Associates, P.A., et al
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Diagnostic Imaging Specialists, P.A., University of Maryland Medical System Corporation’
  • Tammy Baker vs. Mercy Medical Center, LLC
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC, Metropolitan OB/GYN Associates, LLC

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

  • Hanley v. Sweren, et al.
    • Lawyer: Benjamin S. Salsbury, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Advanced Radiology, P.A.
  • Eichelberger, et al. vs. 515 Brightfield Road Operations, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Jay D. Miller, Esq., Holly A. Leasure, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Powerback Rehabilitation Brightwood Campus
  • Keith Richardson, et al vs. Canton Harbor Healthcare Center, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Gregory Lockwood, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Gregory L. Lockwood, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Radiation Physics, Inc., Smith Healthcare Registry, Inc., William Rice, M.D., Future Care Health and Management of Canton Harbor
  • Harbinson, et al vs. Arden Courts of Towson, MD LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan, Jr., Esq., Alison Kohler, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
    • Co-defendant: HCR III Healthcare, LLC, Manorcare Health Services, LLC, HCP Maryland Properties, LLC, HCP Maryland Properties II, LLC
  • Hoffman vs. Challagulla, et al
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Prasard Challagulla, M.D., P.A., Valley Endodontics and Microsurgery
  • Iordachita vs. Sheppard Pratt Health Systems Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq., Dustin C. Furman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Wendy Garson, Sheppard Pratt Physicians, P.A., Sarah Herts, Joo Lee Choe
  • Krug, et al vs. Stella Maris, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq., James A. Corley, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
  • Green vs. Manor Care Woodbridge Valley, LLC
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
  • Sfiriou vs. Hart to Heart Ambulance Service, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Amanda Woods, Shawnise Washington
  • William Cole, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq., Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, M.D., Alessandro Olivi, M.D.
  • Lanahan vs. Wolff, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq., Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid Atlantic States, Inc.
  • James Stokes, et al vs. Envoy of Denton, et al.
    • Lawyer: Justin Paul Zuber, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Miller & Zois, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Pennie Savage, James R. Sides, Post Acute Physician Partners, LLC, Melissa Briles, Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
  • Josephine Jones, et al vs. Alexander Aurora, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Johnathan Eric Goldberg, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Jean Calcut, M.D., Robert W. Kennedy, Mark J. Wild, M.D., Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates, LLC, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital
  • Kimberly Donohue, et al vs. David White, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Michael H. Bereston, Esq., John Tier Everett, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Michael H. Bereston, ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers.
    • Co-defendant: Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, LLC, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Inc.

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

  • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
  • Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.

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