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February 2021 Medical Malpractice Cases in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken, on April 4, 2021

There were about 36 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of February. 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: 

            Frederick

  • Shellie Rader, et al. vs. Frederick Memorial Hospital Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Justin Patrick Wright, Esq. / Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Frederick Health Medical Group LLC / Shawn Rearden / Maurice Smith, M.D.

 

  • Bradey Triplett vs. Frederick Health Hospital Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jason Bruce Penn, Esq. / Kenneth M. Berman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP
  • Co-defendants: Eric Scott Hansen, M.D. / Stuart Goodman, M.D.

 

            Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Rosemary Rittler, et al. vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Greater Baltimore Medical Center, et al.
  • Lawyer: Justin Patrick Wright, Esq. / Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Jon E. Simon, M.D.

 

  • Joan Cascio vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq. / Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC / Richard M. Levin, M.D. / Charles Emergency Physicians, P.A. / David L. Strauss, M.D.

 

  • Joseph Leppert, et al. vs. Justin Kirk, et al.
  • Lawyer: James Donald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. / Charles Emergency Physicians, P.A. / Bruce Sabath, M.D. / Janki Patel, M.D. / Dov Frankel, M.D. / Hargeet Sandu, M.D.

 

  • Rhonda Frey vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, et al.
  • Lawyer: Danielle S. Dinsmore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
  • Co-defendants: John L. Flowers, M.D.

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Jerchelle Griffin vs Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.
  • Lawyer: Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein & Forman, LLC

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Y. A Minor, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Aaron L. Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman Marder & Adkins
  • Co-defendants: Jeffrey Lukish, M.D. / Christine Karwowski, M.D

 

  • Kai Jenkins, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
  • Lawyer: Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein & Forman, LLC

 

  • Thomas J Zadnik vs Richard F Ambinder MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas O’Toole, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Baroody & O’Toole
  • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Mercy Medical Center

  • Nyree Williams, et al vs Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Henrietta Akintoye, M.D. / Maritza Sanchez-Ordonez, R.N. / Catherine Nagle, P.A. / Robert Atlas, M.D. / Kerrie Kriesel, R.N.

 

Meritus Medical Center

  • Sharnay Burnett Bean vs. Meritus Medical Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq. / Kristin Roya Hosseinzadeh, Esq. / Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Judith Njomo, M.D. / Tony S. Kim, M.D. / Meritus Health, Inc.

 

Northwest Hospital Center

  • Marion Owens vs. Kristin Cowperthwaite, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Justin Patrick Wright, Esq. / Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Northwest Hospital Center, Inc. / Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC / Andrew Shaprio, M.D. / Billy Mahaney, M.D. / Haritha Pendli, M.D.

 

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Paris Bacon vs Neal J Naff, et al
  • Lawyer: Jay D. Miller, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices Of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
  • Co-defendants: Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Inc.

 

Union Memorial Hospital

  • Robin Truesdale, et al vs The Union Memorial Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: George Somerville Tolley, III
  • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Co-defendants: John Wang, M.D.

 

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Douglas R Diperna vs University Of Maryland Medical Center, LLC
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Nace, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Paulson & Nace PLLC

 

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Jorge Mata, et al vs Kavita Kalra, et al
  • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Maryland General Hospital d/b/a University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

 

  • The Estate Of Shirley Rose Guinyard, et al vs University Of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas McNicholas, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Verderaime & Dubois, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. / Maryland General Clinical Practice Group / Anwar Khokhar, M.D. / Gopal Guruswamy, M.D.

 

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Tara Anderson, et al. vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jon Simon Stefanuca, Esq. / H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian
  • Co-defendants: Capitol Women’s Care, LLC / Eshanjit Sapra, M.D.

 

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Michael Lacombe vs. Shamus Carr, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation / University of Maryland Surgical Associates, P.A. / University of Maryland Surgical Associates, LLC / Jessica Mazzone, R.N. / Sid Kharal, M.D. / University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc. / Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc.

 

The remaining 16 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

 

  • Herbert L Salter, et al vs Katzen Eye Group, et al
  • Lawyer: Christopher P. Brown, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown And Getka, P. A.
  • Co-defendants: Brent W. Katzen, M.D. / Verinder Nirankari, M.D.

 

  • Yvette Smith, et al vs Marsha Brown, et al
  • Lawyer: Mark E. Herman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: William G. Kolodner, P. A.
  • Co-defendants: Heartfelt Medical Group LLC / Estate Of Shawki Malek

 

  • The Estate Of Elizabeth Young, et al vs Brinton Woods Of Frankford, LLC, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas McNicholas, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Verderaime & Dubois, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Kinan Knaish, M.D.

 

  • Donna Hilton vs Fayette Health And Rehabilitation Center, et al
  • Lawyer: Matthew B. Rogers, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Law Office
  • Co-defendants: Fayette Leasing Co LLC / Communicare Family of Companies / MD OMG EMP LLC / CHS Therapy Services LLC / Communicare Rehabilitation Services

 

  • The Estate of Hossein Rajaieh vs. Manor Care Health Services LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Yehoshua Bier, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Platinum Law Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Manor Care-Ruxton MD, LLC / Manor Care-Ruxton MD LLC/ Manorcare Health Services-Ruxton

 

  • Kevron Chase vs. Denton Operator, LLC
  • Lawyer: Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Eleanor Teresa Chung, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Joseph Curtis, et al. vs. Arnel Castrence, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Scott Philip Kurlander, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: MedStar Health, Inc. / Medstar Medical Group – Southern Maryland, LLC

 

  • Leslie Phillips, et al. vs. Crownsville Healthcare LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Kelly Donohue Law
  • Co-defendants: Mid Atlantic of Fairfield LLC / Fairfield Community Foundation Inc.

 

  • Danny Poling, et al. vs. Christopher Deborja, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch IV, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Medical Group, Inc. / Ricardo J. Osorno, M.D.

 

  • Sharon Hall vs. Richard Muth, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
  • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Co-defendants: Richard W. Muths, D.D.S. & Associates, P.A. d/b/a Kings Court Dentistry

  

  • Eldridge Young vs. William Soyke, et al.
  • Lawyer: Gregory G. Hopper, Esq. / Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Co-defendants: House of Arnold, Inc. / Sherine Joseph / Somerset Health Services, LLC / Shah M. Yahya

 

  • Shelby Florey vs. James Murphy III, M.D.
  • Lawyer: Michele Renee Kendus, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Kendus Law, LLC

 

  • Elizabeth Congdon, et al. vs. Genesis Eldercare Physician Services, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Sharon R. Morgan, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais Vogelstein Forman & Offutt, LLC
  • Co-defendants: 7700 York Road Operations, LLC / Genesis Healthcare, Inc. / Kenneth Lindyberg, M.D.

 

  • Michael White vs. Helmut Pfalz, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Meghan E. Noone, Esq. / John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Helmut Pfalz MD PA d/b/a General Hand Surgery of Southern Maryland

 

  • Silvia Posada De Herrera vs. The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, P.A., et al.
  • Lawyer: Sylvia Jiva Rolinski, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Rolinski & Suarez, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Adam Lawrence Basner, M.D.

 

  • Wendy Raynor vs. Jeffrey Atkinson, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Michael John Winkelman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, LLP

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