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NOVEMBER 2020 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS IN AND AROUND BALTIMORE MARYLAND

By Andrew Mazan, on December 14, 2020

There were about 22 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of November. 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 15 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Melissa Barnes, et al vs University Of Maryland Obstetrical And Gynecological Associates PA, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Inc.
  • Paul Hopkins, et al. vs. Elie Fraiji, Jr., M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jamison Glenn White, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc. / Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates, LLC / Elie K. Fraiji, Jr., M.D.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Alden Poet vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kelly Donohue Law
    • Co-defendants: Zina Novak, M.D. / Stewart Axelbaum, M.D. / University of Maryland Community Medical Group Inc. / Advanced Radiology PA / Charul Saini, M.D.

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Bradley Anawalt, et al vs Andrea C. Bafford, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babij, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC
    • Co-defendants: Andrea C. Bafford, M.D. / University of Maryland Surgical Associates, P.A. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • James M Hammel, et al vs Edward H Herskovits, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek LLC
    • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Diagnostic Imaging Specialists PA / University Of Maryland Diagnostic Radiology LLC / University Imaging Center LLC / University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation / Shawn F. Smith / Shawn F. Smith M.D. LLC / Omar A. Zalatimo, M.D. / Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. / Sinai Hospital Medical Staff Association PA / Lifebridge Health Inc. / Lifebridge Neurosciences LLC / Zalatimo Consulting LLC
  • Maleena E Meekins, et al vs University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation, et al
    • Lawyer: Emily C. Malarkey, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Shock Trauma Associates PA / University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

  • Shea Foreman vs. University of Maryland Medical Associates, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Catherine Drissel Bertram
    • Law Firm: Bertram Law Group
    • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Charles Regional Health, Inc.

Franklin Square Hospital Center

  • Christopher Wilkinson, et al. vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Lauren Maune Bell, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center Women’s Health at Bel Air

Mercy Medical Center

  • Ilene Briskin vs Meghan A Lynch, et al
    • Lawyer: Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan LLC
    • Co-defendants: Nora Meenaghan, M.D. / Mercy Medical Center, Inc.         

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Rosemary Todd, A Minor, Et Al. V The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Et Al.
    • Lawyer: Mary V. Koch, Esq. / Sarah L. Smith, Esq. / Keith D. Forman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, INC.
  • Emily Davis vs Anand Kumar MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Mark E. Herman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: William G. Kolodner, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Braylen Johnson, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Michael B. Snyder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices Of Snyder & Snyder

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Karen R. Byers, PR Of The Estate Of Martha Holden V Stella Maris, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Michael J. Belsky, Esq. / Catherine A. Dickinson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Stephen M. Bell, M.D. / Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc.

Garrett Regional Medical Center

  • Jessica Riggleman vs. Joanne Hodges, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: James Conald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Professional Emergency Physicians, LLC / Garrett County Memorial Hospital d/b/a Garrett Regional Medical Center

Frederick Health Hospital

  • Angela Myers, et al. vs. Anwar Malik, et al.
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royston Mueller McLean & Reid, LLP
    • Co-defendants: Frederick Health Hospital Inc. / Anwar K. Malik, M.D. / Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick LLC

The remaining 7 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Brian Herman, et al. vs. Kindred Hearts Community Midwifery LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Catherine Drissel Bertram
    • Law Firm: Bertram Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Susan Blaum-DiNatale, CPM / Dianne Sellers, CPM / Sacred Journey Birthing Services
  • Phyllis Vanlandingham vs. 16 Fusting Avenue Operations LLC t/a Catonsville Commons
    • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
  • Anthony Scarpone, et al. vs. Charlestown Community, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Erickson Living Management LLC
  • MICHAEL KURSCH vs. NANNETTE LA ROSA, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Nannette R. La Rosa, D.D.S. / Arvin Jain, D.D.S. / Delaware-Maryland Dental of Easton
  • Jan Kirschner-Hinkle vs. Kenneth Wu, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Andrew J. Hall, Esq. / Robert R. Michael, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP
    • Co-defendants: Columbia Oral & Facial Surgery Center, LLC
  • Teresa Cooney, et al. vs. 16 Fusting Avenue Operations LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: W. Charles Meltmar, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
    • Co-defendants: Adfinitas Care, LLC
  • Hunter Vest, et al. vs. Samina Anwar, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Carlos Gabriel Stecco, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Stecco Law, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Jamie L. Wagner, NP / Neurology Consultant, P.A. / Allen Ying-Hsiang Hu, M.D. / Cumberland Valley Retina Consultant

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