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JULY 2021 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES IN AND AROUND BALTIMORE

By Stephanie Yanovich, on August 13, 2021

There were about 26 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 9 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

       Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Nia K Fulwood vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

     Johns Hopkins University

  • Cathy Mantua, et al vs The Johns Hopkins University
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.

Frederick Health Hospital

  • William Thompson vs. Ravi Yalamanchili, et al.
  • Lawyer: James Donald Cardera, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Frederick Health Hospital, Inc.

     Medstar National Rehabilitation Network

  • Alton Bowie vs. Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, et al.
  • Lawyer: Annie P. Kaplan, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Annie Pennock Kaplan Chartered
  • Co-defendants: Medstar National Rehabilitation Network LLC / Gabriel S. Kresge, PTS / Medstar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Inc. / Brandy Harley, PTA

       Mercy Medical Center

  • Philip J Kelly, et al vs Mercy Medical Center, Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek LLC
  • Co-defendants: St. Paul Place Specialists, Inc. / Yulia Shmyga Fischer, PA-C / Mary L. Henningsgaard, PA-C
  • James Harkins V Mercy Medical Center, Inc., Et Al.
  • Lawyer: Ace McBride, Esq.
  • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law LLC
  • Co-defendants: Steven Portale, M.D. / Lisa Ford, PA-C / Theresa Difabrizio, PA / Lauren Bonsal-Thomas, PA-C / Maryland Spine Center, Chartered / Clayton Dean, M.D.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Marc Rawlinson, et al. vs. John Faison, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch IV, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Advanced Radiology PA / University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical System Inc.

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center

  • Rakese Darling, et al. vs. Katherine Webb, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Sozdar Abed, M.D. / Shore Health System, Inc. d/b/a University of Maryland Shore Medical Center / Luminus Health Medical Group, LLC f/k/a Anne Arundel Medical Group – Women’s / Luminus Health Medical Group, LLC f/k/a Anne Arundel Medical Group – Chester / Luminus Health Medical Group, LLC f/k/a Anne Arundel Medical Group – Chesapeake / Katherine T. Ellis, CNM

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Terri Vencill, et al. vs. Geoffrey Bloomfield, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Lon Engel, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Engel & Engel, PA
  • Co-defendants: Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Inc. / Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates, LLC

The remaining 17 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Christine Robinson, et al vs Manor Care – Roland Park MD, LLC T/a Manor Care – Roland Park
  • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of Sloane L. Fish, LLC

 

  • Shawn Swing, et al. vs. Thomas Johnson Surgery Center LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Catherine A. Dickinson, Esq. / Christopher E. Rizakos, Esq. / Michael Belsky, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Daniel B. Sack, M.D.

 

  • Laura Diaz, et al. vs. Robert Knight, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq. / Jeffrey Leonard Peek, Esq. / Christopher Drew Fritch, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Plumtree Family Health Center, LLC / Dana Jean Overacre, PA-C

 

  • Laura Huff vs. Beth Comeau, MD, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan R. Carroll, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Jezic, Krum & Moyse, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Renee Plazak, RN

 

  • Michael Tillery vs. Pamela Turner, et al.
  • Lawyer: Tiffani Renee Sterrette Collins, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Collins Legal Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: All Staffing / PRN, Inc.

 

  • Tammy Gilbert vs. Bayside Community Network, Inc. d/b/a “Sunny Acres”
  • Lawyer: Thomas Christopher Costello, Esq. / Anne L. Preston, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Costello Law Group

 

  • Estate of Wilbur Anders, et al. vs. Donghua Wang, PA
  • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Goodman & Donohue, LLC

 

  • Gina Fontanazza vs. GBMC HealthCare, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Lon Engel, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Engel & Engel, PA
  • Co-defendants: Tu H. Cao, D.O. / Francis J. Sanzaro, M.D.

 

  • Archie Summerville vs. 1801 Wentworth Road Operations LLC d/b/a Perring Parkway Center
  • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of Sloane L. Fish, LLC

 

  • Karen Collins vs. BARRY PICKUS, Doctor of Dental Sur
  • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, PC

 

  • Eldridge Young vs. Rosen-Hoffberg Rehabilitation and Pain Management, et al.
  • Lawyer: Gregory C. Hopper, Esq. / Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Roger H. Theodore, M.D. / David Berman, CRNP

 

  • Robert Peck vs. Arpana Shah, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Shah Dermatology, LLC

 

  • Thomas Stevenson, et al. vs. Thomas D. Beck, Jr. D.O., et al.
  • Lawyer: Emily Claire Malarkey, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Atlantic Orthopaedics, PA

 

  • LaKisha Jefferson vs. Clinical Associates, et al.
  • Lawyer: David John Wildberger, Esq. / Benjamin Howard Meredith, Esq. / Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, PC
  • Co-defendants: Christa Gredlein, M.D.

 

  • Chelsea Fore vs. John Christie, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Meghan E. Noone, Esq. / John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Christie Medical Clinic Inc.

 

  • Barbara Houck, et al. vs. Anne Arundel Physician Group LLC
  • Lawyer: Benjamin Scott Salsbury, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Luther H. Holton III, M.D. / Virginia Lobach, PA-C

 

  • Deborah Crabtree vs. S. Schneider, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Scott Smith, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Jonathan Scott Smith, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Barry Peltzman, DDS / Kunwar Vir, DDS / Catonsville Endodontics, LLC / Columbia Center for Implants and Periodontics, PA

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