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March 2020 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed In Baltimore And Surrounding Counties

By Andrew Mazan, on April 20, 2020

There were about 37 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of March.  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, or even “other tort.”

The following 20 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Tracey Aito, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Benjamin Kogutt, M.D.
  • Bianca Brown-Criswell, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Aubrey Wray Fitch, IV, Esq. / Philip Federico, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • The Estate Of Edward Connelly, Deceased, et al vs Jin He MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Joanne L. Suder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Suder Law Firm, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Richard H. Alexander, Jr., M.D. / University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc. / University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC.
  • Clare Connelly, et al vs Jin He, et al
    • Lawyer: Joanne L. Suder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Suder Law Firm, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: John Hopkins Health System Corporation / Richard H. Alexander, Jr., M.D. / University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc. / University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC.

Harbor Hospital

  • Jessica Woodland, et al vs Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Geetanjali Narayen, M.D. / Parkanna Medical Center, Inc.
  • Willie A Griffin Vs Harbor Hospital, Inc, Et Al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Cusson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
    • Co-defendants: Medstar Harbor Hospital Physicians, LLC. / Mark Steven Gosnell, M.D. / Nikitha Paluri, M.D. / Wilson Lee / Nabil I Badro, M.D.
  • Michael J Kuhn, et al vs Jeffrey A Lafferman MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / James D. Cardea, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Susan Ouellette, CRNP / Edward J Swanton, M.D. / Veronica Holland-Barner, CRNP / Windbrush Behavioral Health, LLC. / Harbor Hospital, Inc.

St. Agnes Hospital

  • Shaun Armes vs Bilal A Qureshi MD St Agnes Hospital Dept Of Emergency Medicine, et al
      • Lawyer: Allison Kohler, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc.
  • Niesha Seymour, et al vs St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babij, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan Babij & Tolley, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Tanya Kalmar, M.D. / Ayad Hassan Hatoum, M.D.

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.

  • Ermond Scott, et al vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Inc, et al
      • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Brown & Barron, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Rosalyn P. Miles, M.D. / Kathryn C. James, P.A. / Ashley B. Holt, PA-C / Lochearn Nursing Home, LLC. / Post Acute Physicians Partners, LLC. / Pamela M. Aung, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Catherine R. Brown,et Al V. Johns Hopkins Bayview Med.Ctr,et
      • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: David D. Spragg, M.D. / Robert L. Gomon, PA-C

Northwest Hospital Center

  • Terrell Princeton Brown Sr, et al vs Karen Y. Perkins M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: A Women’s Choice OB/GYN L.L.C. / MEP Health, LLC. / Michael G. Jones, P.A. / Northwest Hospital Center Inc. / Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Inc.

Howard County General Hospital

  • Erica Sterling, et al. vs. Moe Zan, M.D., et al.
      • Lawyer: John Amato IV, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP
      • Co-defendants: Howard County General Hospital

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Lorraine D’Alessio, et al. vs. Dong Park, M.D., et al.
      • Lawyer: Eugene Arthur Arbaugh, Jr., Esq. / Carmelo Domenico Morabito, Esq. / Michael Paul Smith, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Smith, Gildea & Schmidt LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

  • Henry Frankovitch vs. Mark Iguchi, M.D., et al.
      • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch, IV, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.

Franklin Square Hospital

  • Kirsti Genco, et al. vs. Franklin Square Hospital Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Patrick Andrew Thronson, Esq. / Giles H. Manley, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Medstar Franklin Square Physicians, LLC. / Medstar Health, Inc.

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Joseph Kelly Sr, et al. vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center LLC, et al.
      • Lawyer: Emily Claire Malarkey, Esq. / Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Howard K. Berg, M.D. / University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group, LLC. / Lydia Kobziff, CRNP / Kalpana Rao Prakasa, M.D.

Frederick Health Hospital

  • Barbara Higgs, et al. vs. Frederick Health Hospital Inc, et al.
      • Lawyer: David John Wildberger, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, P.C.
      • Co-defendants: MEP Health, LLC. / USACS of Maryland, LLC. / Sarah E. Webster, PA-C / Orlee Panitch, M.D.

Meritus Medical Center

  • Kimberly Freeland, et al. vs. William Hamilton, M.D., et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: William Conley Hamilton, M.D. / Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC.
  • Charles Freeland, et al. vs. Wiliam Hamilton, M.D., et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm:  Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: William Conley Hamilton, M.D. / Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC.  / Chelsea Shriver, R.N.

The remaining 17 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes: 

  • George Williams vs Futurecare Irvington, et al
    • Lawyer: Hector Oropeza, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Oropeza Law Firm, PLLC.
    • Co-defendants: Bridgepark Healthcare Center
  • Jordan Friend-Newson V. Daa’iyah R. Cooper, M.D., Et Al
    • Lawyer: Karl Josef Protil, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A.
  • Victoria Stevens, et al. vs. Genesis Healthcare, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas Christopher Costello, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Costello Law Group
  • Charles Castronovo, et al. vs. Rian Dickstein, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC
  • Estate of Bobby Smith, et al. vs. MDICS at BWM LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas L. Kemp, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kemp & Kemp
    • Co-defendants: David Fenig, M.D. / Rachel Howard, P.A. / Mohamed Tourky, M.D. / Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC.
  • Tina Ridge Arndt, et al. vs. Kris Leigh Catered Living at Severna Park LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Benjamin Scott Salsbury, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Cecilia Kelly / Pauline Nnawuba / Mitzi Bass / Dixie Roe / Arlu V. Ramallosa / Chelsea Nelson / Barbara Gustke / Ana Perez / Corey Jones
  • Marguerite Dinsmore, et al. vs. Alec Beningfield, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: David John Wildberger, Esq. / Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq. / Patrice Meredith Clarke, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: ENTAA Care, P.A. / Johns Hopkins Regional Physicians, LLC.
  • Martin Reiss, et al. vs. Chesapeake Urology Associates P.A., et al.
    • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates P.A. / Julio G. Davalos, M.D. / Russell Deluca, M.D. 
  • Chelsea Fore vs. John Christie, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Christie Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Lawrence Simmons vs. Franz Sewchand, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: William Beveridge, Jr., Esq. / Jonathan Cusson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office Of Peter T. Nicholl
    • Co-defendants: Seton Medical Group, Inc. d/b/a Saint Agnes Medical Group
  • Donna Ensor, et al. vs. Cherrywood Limited Partnership, et al.
    • Lawyer: Andrew Timothy Burnett, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Potter Burnett Law
    • Co-defendants: Post Acute Physicians Partners, LLC. / Pamela Moe Aung, M.D. / Rasha Morad, M.D. / Futurecare Rehabilitations Services, Inc. / Futurecare Health and Management of Cherrywood, Inc. / Futurecare Health and Management Corporation
  • Aoife Marasco vs. Jeffery Liberman, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Shane Michael Nikolao, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Legum, Nikolao & Mannisi, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Maryland Endodontic Group
  • Charade Glasper, et al. vs. Patapsco Valley Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: Mark S. Cohen, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Mark S. Cohen
    • Co-defendants: S, Y R.N. / Sylvia Assiamah, R.N. / Kathryn E. Baran, R.N. / Sadia Baqai, M.D. / Genesis Healthcare, LLC. / Anne Nganga, R.N. / Shilu Gyawali, R.N. / Cecelia Ndemafia, R.N. / Linsey Petrucci, R.N. / Genesis Healthcare Corporation / Genesis Eldercare Physician Services, LLC. / 9109 Liberty Road Operations, LLC.
  • Kathy Sartwell vs. PAUL VIDZIUNAS, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Ned S. Greenberg, DDS, P.A. / Ned S. Greenberg, Doctor of Dental Surgery 
  • Brent Turner, et al. vs. Pamela Greenwood, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Michael Perry, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Perry Charnhoff, PLLC.
    • Co-defendants: The Pediatric Center of Frederick, LLC.
  • Kathleen Swain, et al. vs. Jocelyn Idema, et al.
    • Lawyer: Matthew Andrew Nace, Esq. / Barry J. Nace, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Paulson & Nace, PLLC.
    • Co-defendants: Mid Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute Division of the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
  • Michele Hauer, et al. vs. Patient First Maryland Medical Group PLLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Emily Claire Malarkey, Esq. / Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Harford Primary Care, LLC. / Patient First Corporation / Patient First of Maryland, Inc. / Robert A. Duncan, M.D. / Bryan K. Mitchell, PA-C / Boris Gronas, Doctor of Osteopathi / Michael V. Knefel, PA-C

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