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September 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on November 26, 2018

There were about 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of September 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 9 cases were filed against hospitals:

  • Howard County General Hospital
    • Patti Petry, et al vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Aryeh Rabinowitz, Esq., Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Willie W. Bivings, Jr., M.D., Ayesha A. Gulistan, M.D.
  • Carroll Hospital Center
    • Greg Hofstrand vs. Justin Lewis, et al.
      • Lawyer: Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Carroll Hospital Center, Inc., Maryland Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, Stewartstown Podiatry, LLC, Freedom Foot & Ankle
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph
    • Fitzpatrick, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq., Jermaine D. Haughton, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Capitol Womens Care, LLC, Michael A. Guidice
  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • McGough, et al vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
      • Co-defendant: Tod Andrew Cramton, Sun Woong Oh
  • Frederick Memorial Hospital
    • Gerald McDonald, Estate of, vs. Frederick Memorial Hospital, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Justin Paul Zuber, Esq., Rodey Morris Gaston, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Miller & Zois, LLC
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Hisham R.O. Khalid vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • University of Maryland
    • Michelle Spencer vs. Stephen M. Kavic, et al.
      • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq., Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
      • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Surgical Associates, P.A., University of Maryland Surgical Associates, LLC, University of Maryland Midtown Health, Inc., Maryland General Hospital, Inc., University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, Mehmet Uluer
  • Stephanie Hill, et al vs. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
    • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Michael Mazzeffi, M.D.
  • Amelia Mosby, et al vs. Christopher R. Harman, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq., Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, P.A., University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, Stephen Contang

The remaining 12 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities:

  • Jasmine vs. Mid-Atlantic of Fairfield LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Roxanne L. Ward, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Porty & Ecker, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mid Atlantic Health Care LLC
  • Iris R. Johnson vs. Joseph Donovan Dirocco, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists, LLC
  • Fields Brown, et al vs. Huang, et al
    • Lawyer: Michael L. Sanders, Esq., Paul M. D’Amore, Esq., Alayna B. Carroll, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Troska, et al vs. Ludmer, et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Michael Smith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Rhuematology Associates of Baltimore, LLC
  • Yarworth, et al vs. Onyewu, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq., Jeffrey Peek, Esq., Samuel Van Dusen, Esq., Drew C. Fritch, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Choice Pain & Rehabilitation Center, LLC
  • Webb vs. Roese, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq., Jeffrey Peek, Esq., Samuel Van Dusen, Esq., Drew C. Fritch, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Medstar Medical Group, LLC, Medstar Medical Group II, LLC
  • Edward Bentley vs. Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Bert W. Kapinus, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Bert Kapinus
  • Kramer, et al vs. 8720 Emge Road Operations, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Joseph Edward Dever, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dever & Fieldstein, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Genesis Healthcare, LLC
  • Caple, et al vs. Optumhealth Care Solutions, LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq., Brian S. Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Joyce Vazzano, Melissa Deitzel, Jessica Buhr
  • Chad Stakolosa, et al vs. Elizabeth Robbins, et al
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente, III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc.
  • James Lanahan, Jr., et al vs. Health Care Provider Doe, et al.
    • Lawyer: John Paul Szymkowicz, Esq., John T. Szymkowicz, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Szymkowicz & Szymkowicz, LLP
    • Co-defendant: Kevin T. Johnson, PA, Correct Care Solutions, LLC, La Tiasha Carter, CAN
  • Denise Summers vs. Brian Sullivan, Esq.
    • Lawyer: Robin Finizio Kessler, Esq.
    • Law Firm: RFK Law, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Maryland Brain and Spine, LLC
  • The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits in the month of September:
    • Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Brown & Barron, LLC

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