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January 2021 Medical Malpractice Cases in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on March 13, 2021

Below are Baltimore area medical malpractice cases that were filed in circuit courts in Maryland in January 2021.  This is meant to be a near comprehensive list, not including cases filed in Prince George’s County or Montgomery County, as those counties report statistics into the MD Judiciary Case Search in a different format.

There were ten suits filed for the month.  That’s not quite the medical malpractice crisis that the defense bar and insurance companies would have you believe.

The following 6 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

 Mercy Medical Center

  • Karen Lawan Johnson vs Thomas Joseph Swope, et al
  • Lawyer: Alison Kohler, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Thomas Joseph Swope, M.D. / St. Paul Place Specialists Inc.

Northwest Hospital Center

  • Diantha Machado vs. Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: William Beveridge, Jr., Esq. / Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: MEP Health, LLC

University of Maryland Medical Center

Mark Pullum vs Frederick Health Inc, et al

  • Lawyer: Sandra H. Robinson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
  • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC / Shock Trauma Associates PA

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

  • James Banks, et al. vs. University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), et al.
  • Lawyer: Khadijah Rahshidah Ali, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Khadijah R. Ali, P.C.
  • Co-defendants: Civista Medical Center, Inc., dba University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UMCRMC) / University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) / Olayemi Ajaji, R.N. / Ivelisse Michel, M.D.

Franklin Square Hospital Center

  • Connie L Bradsher, et al vs Franklin Square Hospital Center Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Cecilia I. Lavrin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Jyotsna Gummadi, M.D. / Paul T. Barbera, M.D. / Medstar Franklin Square Physicians, LLC

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Rachel Maxwell, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Steven Pavsner, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / The Johns Hopkins University / Patrick A. Brown, M.D. / Micah J. Maxwell, M.D.

The remaining 4 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes: 

  • Jennifer Coles, et al. vs. Brianna Sanders, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Timothy Altemus, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Altemus & Gaskill
  • Co-defendants: Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group PC
  • Cynthia Oshodi vs. Debora Whitehurst Brown, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Meghan E. Noone, Esq. / John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Chasheryl Leslie, M.D.
  • Pamela Wright Kennedy, et al. vs. SSC Glen Burnie North Arundel Operating Company LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq. / Eleanor Teresa Chung, Esq. / Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Mitual N. Dave, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Sharp vs. SSC Glen Burnie North Arundel Operating Company LLC
  • Lawyer: Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC


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