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JULY 2020 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS IN MARYLAND

By Andrew Mazan, on August 19, 2020

There were about 39 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of July.  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

  • Ricardo Fluellyne vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Cecilia Lavrin, Esq. / Keith D. Forman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Michael Purtell MD, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Jonathan E. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Sara M. Resh, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Francesca Webster, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Kristen Byrnes, C.R.N.P. / Elizabeth D’Amelio, R.N./Maureen Gilmore, M.D.
  • John C Culbert Sr, et al vs Stephanie Kim Nothelle MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Karl Josef Protil, J.R.
    • Law Firm: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Kathryn D. Winters, M.D. / The Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • W Herd vs. John’s Hopkins Hospital

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Gloria Sue Egan, et al vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Quinn, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Ashwin Dharmadhikari, M.D.

Harbor Hospital

  • Sheila Mcknight, et al vs Harbor Hospital Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: Sanford A. Friedman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office Of Sanford A Friedman, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Melissa Hindle / Vachslav Fuzaylow, M.D. / Beth Winters/ Sanjeev Osuri / John Flaks / Medstar Harbor Hospital Physicians LLC / Medstar Health Inc. / Medstar Services Health Anesthesia Services D LLC / Medstar Health Anesthesia Services A LLC / Medstar Health Anesthesia Services B LLC / Medstar Health Anesthesia Services C LLC / Medstar Health Anesthesia Services E LLC / Medstar Medical Group LLC / Medstar Medical Group Anesthesiology LLC / Medstar Medical Group II LLC

University Of Maryland Rehabilitation And Orthopedic Institute, et al

  • Kelli Childers vs University Of Maryland Rehabilitation And Orthopedic Institute, et al
    • Lawyer: Ruslan Kondratyuk, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Kyle Adkins

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Melva Huffstetler, et al. vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq. / Christopher Drew Fritch, Esq. / Jeffrey Leonard Peek, Esq. / Andrew B. Mason, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Bethany Schaefer, et al vs Hummira Abawi, DPM, et al
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Quinn, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Orthopedic Associates, P.A. / University Of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. / James Lawrence Kernan Hospital, Inc. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • Natasha Huntley, et al vs Bridge Park Operations LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron LLC
    • Co-defendants: MCR Manorcare Inc. / Promedica Health System Inc. / Hcr III Healthcare LLC / Ari Levi / Vohra Post Acute Care Physicians Of The East PA / Aryeh Stern / BP Capital LLC/ Kristian L. Sandor, M.D. / Anwar Khokhar I, MD. / Maryland General Hospital Inc. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation / Hcr II Healthcare LLC / HCR Healthcare LLC / Bezalel Stern / Morris Meisels / Manor Care – Roland Park MD LLC / Heartland Employment Services LLC / Bhavneet Khaur Bharaj, M.D. / Maryland Medical First PA
  • Dawn Marie Schoff, et al vs University Of Maryland Medical System Corp
    • Lawyer: Michelle J. Dickinson, Esq. / Robert D. Schulte, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Michelle J. Dickinson, LLC / Schulte Boot, PC

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Thomas Bohne vs. Scott Steinmetz, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Frederick Carl Heyman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc. / Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc. / Harford Surgical Associates, PA / Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates, LLC

St. Agnes Hospital

  • Carolyn Boice vs St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Kelly A. Donohue, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Goodman & Donohue, LLC

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

  • Joseph Ransom, Jr. vs. Khondker Shamsuzzoha, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq/
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Civista Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of MD Charles Regional Med Ctr / Abdel Aziz El-Said, M.D.

Northwest Hospital Center

  • Steven Salkin vs. Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Sarah L. Smith, Esq. / Mary McNamara Koch, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC
    • Co-defendants: MEP Health, LLC / Eric T. Joseph, M.D.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center

  • JULIA VAUGHN vs. PENINSULA ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: James A. Trauger, M.D. / Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Inc. / Peninsula Regional Health System, Inc.

St. Mary’s Hospital

  • Francis Gough, III, et al. vs. Lloyd Cox, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Ctrs for Advanced Orthopaedics dba Southern MD Orthopaedic and Sports Med Ctr / St. Mary’s Hospital, Inc. d/b/a St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Rae Demar vs. Marc Brassard, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey Scott Quinn, Esq. / Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center PA / Orthopedic Physicians of Annapolis LLC / Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center / Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc

The remaining 19 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Rosie Marie Smith, et al vs Liberty Leasing Co., LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office Of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Mina Yacoub, M.D. / Critical Care Services, P.C. Corporation / Technical Gas Products, Inc. / Keniesha R. Norwood / Deirdre O. Free / Naomi Jeruto / Intensive Pulmonology, Inc. / Anil Uberoi, M.D. / Anil Uberoi, M.D., P.A. / Natesa Shanmugam, M.D.
  • Tonya Artis-Johnson vs. 4140 Old Washington Highway Operations LLC d/b/a Waldorf Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Eleanor Teresa Chung, Esq. / Brian Stuart Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Michael T. Berg / Keith H. Davis / Genesis MD Holdings LLC / Genesis Healthcare, Inc. / Genesis Healthcare LLC
  • Jennifer Anyanwu-Nwosu, et al. vs. Issam Daya, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey Leonard Peek, Esq. / Christopher Drew Fritch, Esq./ Andrew B. Mason, Esq. / Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Issam Daya, M.D., P.A.
  • Margie Hicks, et al. vs. Courtland, LLC d/b/a FutureCare Courtland, et al.
    • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq. / Brian S. Goodman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Kelly Donohue, LLC
    • Co-defendants: FutureCare Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
  • Robert Peirson, Jr., et al. vs. Frederick Villa Investments and Associates d/b/a Fredrick Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Kelly Donohue, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Frederick Villa Investments and Associates d/b/a Grace HealthCare LLC
  • Samuel Burtnick, et al. vs. MDF LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: John Tier Everett
    • Law Firm: Chasen & Boscolo Chartered
    • Co-defendants: Michael R. Freedman, M.D.
  • Alvina Livingston, et al. vs. 8710 Emge Road Operations LLC d/b/a Cromwell Center, et al.
    • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloan L. Fish, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Genesis Healthcare LLC

 

  • Anthony Garbarczyk vs. Louis Ruland, III, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, LLC / Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.A. / Shawn Simpson / Anthony S. Garbarczyk

 

  • Christina Fatemi vs. Stanley Park, Doctor of Dental Sur
    • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.

 

  • Mills, Kimberlty, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Debra Mills vs. Genesis Healthcare Corporation, et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: 205 Armstrong Avenue Operations / 205 Armstrong Ave Operations LLC

 

  • Daren Reed vs. Eric Ciganek, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Roy L. Mason, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smouse & Mason, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Ciganek, LLC d/b/a/ Eric F. Ciganek, M.D. Family Medicine

 

  • Christine Adjoodani vs. David Lee, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Ulery Dental Orthodontics PA

 

  • Jesse Strawsburg, et al. vs. Blue Door Pharmacies L L C, et al.
    • Lawyer: Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Shady Grove Pharmacy / Sheila Alizadeh

 

  • Despina Fellas, et al. vs. SSC Glen Burnie Operating Company LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Robert C. Morgan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Robert C. Morgan
    • Co-defendants: Adfinitas Health and Staffing Solutions LLC / MDICS at BWMC LLC / Adfinitas Health LLC

 

  • Emily Gerenski, et al. vs. Scott Andochick
    • Lawyer: John James Sellinger, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Greenberg & Bederman, LLC

 

  • Bailey Fraser vs. Edward Zebovitz, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Law Firm: George Somerville Tolley III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC
    • Co-defendants: Holly Green, P.A. / Edward Zebovitz DDS LLC

 

  • Julie Cullember, et al. vs. Lee Anne Connell Templin, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Surgery Center of Annapolis, LLC / Anesthesia Company, LLC / Julie Cullember

 

  • Brenda Lowe vs. Gowri Kularatna, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Waldorf Endoscopy Center, Inc. / Gastrointestinal Associates of Maryland, P.A.

 

  • Ellen McLhinney-Cochran vs. Ramon DeJesus, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Bel Air Center for Plastic and Hand Surgery, LLC

 

 

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