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October 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on November 26, 2018

There were about 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of October in and around Baltimore.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, 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.”

The following 20 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • Dashiell vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Charles L. Simmons, Jr., Esq., Robert H. Kline, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Gorman & Williams, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Medstar Franklin Square Physicians, LLC, David Warren Hieber, Kimberly A. Kubin, Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Khalilah Omar vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Dov Apfel, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Janet, Jener & Suggs, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Howard County General Hospital, Swati Saraiya, M.D., Esposito, Mayer, Hogan & Associates, P.C.
  • Randall Kyle, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., A. Wray Fitch, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Robert Beutler, et al vs. Arthur L. Burnett, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Lon C. Engel, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Engel Law Group, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
  • Willie Smith, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • Michael Roberge, et al. vs. John Barry, et al.
      • Lawyer: Jeffrey Scott Quinn, Esq., Dale E. Adkins III, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Inc., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc.
  • Howard County General Hospital
    • Anjolaluwa Adegboyo vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq., Jermaine D. Haughton, Esq., Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Merril Ansher, M.D., Paul Valove, M.D., Francoise Abrams, M.D.,  Julie Gould, M.D., Esposito, Mayer, Hogan & Associates, P.A.
  • Victoria Staiman, M.D., et al. vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Joseph B. Chazen, Esq., Paul Adam Turkheimer, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum
    • Co-defendant: Andrew Ward Morton, M.D.
  • Alice Holland vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Carroll Hospital
    • Barbara Martin, Individually, et al. vs. Carroll Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: David John Wildberger, Esq., Patrice M. Clarke, Esq., Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Christopher Jillson, M.D.
  • Sinai Hospital
    • Laura Lee vs. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Roxanne L. Ward, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: ManorCare Health Services- Ruxton, Manor Care Ruxton, LLC, Manor Care Health Services, LLC, Ramesh Kumar, M.D.
  • Nikita Cox Laws, vs. Daniel J. Minkin, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas O’Toole, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Baroody & O’Toole, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.
  • Charles White, et al vs. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq., Cecilia I. Lavrin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Daval Aghera, M.D., Rasheena McConneaughey, R.T., Paresh Shah, M.D.
  • University of Maryland
    • Adelung vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC
      • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan, Jr., Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Myra Pitts, et al vs. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
  • Alan Alston vs. University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Karl Josef Protil, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Marcia D. Carney, M.D.
  • St. Agnes Hospital
    • Brandy Coffman vs. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. et al
      • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Renato O. Flores, M.D.
  • Lucas Sandel, et al vs. Mofolusho O. Sodeke, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Kerry D. Staton, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, Esq.
    • Co-defendant: Seton Medical Group, Inc., St. Agnes Medical Group, Ayad Hassan Hatoum, M.D., Lynda White Packard, PA-C, Mofolusho O. Sodeke
  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Singleton, et al vs. Eye Care Associates of Maryland, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Levin Eye Care, LLC, Martin Shuman, Levin Eye Care Partners, LLC, Mercy Medical Center, Inc., Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea
  • B.M.C.
    • James, et al vs. Elberfeld, et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

The remaining 15 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities:

  • Elizabeth Stewart, et al vs. William Sang Yi MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq., Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Nabil Badro, M.D., Nabil Badro, M.D.
  • Bonnie Johnson vs. University of Maryland Pathology
    • Lawyer: Emily Fuller, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry Glazer
  • Simpson vs. 889 Cecil Avenue Operations, LLC
    • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq., James A. Corley, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
  • Alijah Fortiz, et al vs. Tamara Burgunder, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Michael J. Belsky, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.
  • Doe vs. Yataco, et al
    • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Get Well Immediate Care, LLC, Get Well, LLC
  • Beverly Wingfield vs. Civista Medical Center, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq., A. Wray Fitch, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Charles Regional Center, Oluwafoyinsayomi Fasanmi Kumoluyi, M.D.
  • John Hagan, Jr., et al vs. David Galatin, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer:  Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq., A. Wray Fitch, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Jessica L. Jones, Calvert Internal Medicine Group, P.A.
  • Rodolfo Calderon vs. Vishnupriya Krishna, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc., Maryland Inpatient Care Specialists, LLC, Annapolis Oncology Center, Muhammad Abdullah, M.D., Stuart E. Selonick, M.D.
  • Sheila Rutter, et al vs. Sohaila Ali, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Benjamin S. Salsbury, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury & Sullivan, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Vascular and Cardiothroacic Associates of Maryland, PA
  • Elizabeth Boley vs. Michael Anderson, DDS, P.C., et al
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Linda Spence vs. SSC Annapolis Operating Co., LLC, d/b/a/ Heritage Harbour Health & Rehabilitation
    • Lawyer: Catherine A. Dickinson, Esq., Michael J. Belsky, Esq., Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A., The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Tashyra White vs. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: Seth Leventhal Cardeli, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Janet, Jener & Suggs, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Courtney Harris, M.D., Sheridan Anesthesia Services of Maryland, P.C., Herbert Nyoni, CRNA
  • Estate of Bobby Smith vs. Andrew Chang, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas L. Kemp, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kemp & Lemp, LLC
  • Judith Jernigan vs. Tanya Haag, M.D.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Valente Law Group
  • Thomas, et al vs. Parks, et al
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Goldstein, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Jeffrey S. Goldstein, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Jacalyn Blackwell White, M.D., 
  • The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits in the month of October:
    • Janet, Jener & Suggs, LLC
    • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

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