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SEPTEMBER 2020 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS IN MARYLAND

By Andrew Mazan, on October 14, 2020

There were about 31 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of September. 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 16 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Franklin Square Medical Center

  • Aikeem Talley, et al. vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Gilbert F. Shelsby Jr., Esq. / Robert C. Morgan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shelsby & Leoni, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Daniel Dabbah, M.D.

 Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Laura Acsadi, et al. vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc, et al.
    • Lawyer: Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: John M. McDonald, M.D.

Northwest Hospital Center

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

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Catherine Clifford, et al. vs. Warren Rothman, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babij, Esq. / George Somerville Tolley III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan Babij & Tolley LLC
    • Co-defendants: Physician’s Choice, Inc. / University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group, LLC / University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC

Howard County General Hospital

  • Yael Palmer vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Lauren Maune Bell, Esq. / Jon Simon Stefanuca, Esq. / H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Jean C. Hundley, M.D. / Capitol Womens Care / Chanan Levy, M.D.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Meining Jin, et al. vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. dba Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    • Lawyer: Keith David Forman, Esq. / Myles Jacob Poster, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Beverly Freeman vs John Goelz CRNA, et al
    • Lawyer: Bruce M. Bender, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Axelson, Wiliamawsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Amanda Fader, M.D. / The Johns Hopkins University / The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • John H. Forrest vs Jose Fernando Arevalo Colina M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Hospital / The Johns Hopkins University / Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc. / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Darryl K Rorie vs Johns Hopkins Medical Center Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins University / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Nicholas Theodore, M.D.
  • Silvia Amaya-Jurado vs Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Abraham F. Carpio, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Carpio Law Firm, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Inc.
  • Jobina Leverett, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Jon S. Stefanuca, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman and Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Yue-Cheng Yang, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Estate Of Jamie Lynne Fitzgerald, et al vs Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Paula Bonitz vs. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royston Mueller McLean & Reid LLP

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Michelle Brown vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan A. Cusson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
    • Co-defendants: Stephen M. Bell, M.D.

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Juniper Schultz, et al. vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher Stephen Norman, Esq. / Brian Mitchell Cathell, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Shaina French, RNCNM / Jamie Testino, RN / Leo E. Green, Jr., / Jan Chiang, RN
  • Clyde Wilkins, Sr., et al. vs. Nana Ofosu, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Carlos Gabriel Stecco, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Stecco Law PC
    • Co-defendants: Anesthesia Company LLC / Anne Arundel Medical Center

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

  • Deloris James, et al vs Keswick Multi-care Center Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq. / Elisha N. Hawk, Esq. / Eleanor T. Chung, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron LLC
    • Co-defendants: Vijay Sharma, M.D. / Saluja Medical Associates / Daljeet Saluja, M.D
  • Saundra L Shaver, et al vs Mark P Diamond MD
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
  • Sheryl L McLaughlin, et al vs University Of Maryland Physicians, P.A.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq. / Aubrey Wray Fitch, IV, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Lisa Fassio, et al. vs. Clinical Associates, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Kristofer Patrick Cubello, Esq. / Marc S. Rosen, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shar Rosen & Warshaw LLC
    • Co-defendants: Alan M. Shorofsky, M.D.
  • John Acord, et al. vs. Mutsa Munjoma, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch, IV, Esq. / Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Maryland Medical First, P.A.
  • Kelly Diodato vs. Lawrence Rosenberg, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Mark Eric Herman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: William G. Kolodner, P.A.
  • Judith Ramey vs. Neil Woods, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Shatkin First LLC / Barry Pickus, DDS / Todd E. Shatkin, DDS
  • Kalima Cusic vs. Michael Owens, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Dawn Peery, et al. vs. Patient First Maryland Medical Group, PLLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Marissa Beth Joelson, Esq. / Aaron Robert Parker, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter G Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Stephen A. Fink, M.D.
  • MICHAEL STEPNEY, et al. vs. ALLAN CHIRCUS, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Ace McBride, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Kenneth Estepp, Sr., et al. vs. George Verghese, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Kevin John McCarthy, Esq. / Michael John Winkelman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, LLP
    • Co-defendants: Mid-Atlantic Skin Surgery, LLC / Verghese & Ling, M.D., P.A. / Mid Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute
  • Nicholas Prevas, Jr., et al. vs. Integrace Copper Ridge, et al.
    • Lawyer: G. Macy Nelson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Office of G. Macy Nelson, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Copper Ridge, Inc. / Yvette Bazemore / Pavani Adusumilli, M.D.
  • Debra Bolthouse vs. Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Samantha Lynn Peters, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
    • Co-defendants: Sunil Sinha, M.D. / Jonathan Safren / John Vitarello, M.D.
  • Gwendolyn Curry vs. Charles Davis, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Andrew Neal Sindler, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Andrew Sindler, LLC
  • Joan Deffinbaugh vs. 700 Toll House Avenue Operations LLC
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royston Mueller McLean & Reid LLP

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