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DECEMBER 2021 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES IN AND AROUND BALTIMORE

By Stephanie Yanovich, on January 11, 2022

There were about 24 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of December. 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 12 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Civista Medical Center

  • Dominque Watson, et al. vs. Civista Medical Center, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Danielle S. Dinsmore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
  • Co-defendants: Kacey L. Fitzsimmons, RN / Erica Contreas, MD / Civista Clinical Services, LLC t/a Univ. of Maryland Charles Regional Group

 

Holy Cross Hospital

  • Maria Statom, et al. vs. Holy Cross Health, Inc., et al. d/b/a Holy Cross Hospital
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Olabisi O. Akinsoni / Martin A. Akindana / Kelly A. Olivier, PA

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Jean H Tighe, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins University / The Johns Hopkins Health Group At Green Spring Station, Inc.

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Cathy Mantua, et al. vs. The Johns Hopkins University d/b/a Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / James Donald Cardea, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federioco and Staton, P.A.

 

Mercy Medical Center

  • Arielle McCray, et al vs. Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et alARIELLE MCCRAY, et al 
  • Lawyer: Jonathan A. Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: Teresa Hoffman, MD and Associates, LLC / Rosa M. Drummond, MD

 

Northwest Hospital Center

  • Ann Houck, et al. vs. Northwest Hospital Center, Inc.
  • Lawyer: Christian Clark Mester, Esq.
  • Law Firm: McCarthy Winkleman & Mester LLP

 

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • James Thomas vs Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Melissa Foy, DO

 

  • Ryan L Johnson Jr., et al vs Jennifer L Sullivan, et al
  • Lawyer: Gregory Jones, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Law Office of Gregory W. Jones, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Jian Zhang, MD / LifeBridge Health In Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

 

St. Agnes Hospital

  • Carla Tweedale, et al vs Saint Agnes Healthcare, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Christian C. Mester, Esq. / Michael J. Winkelman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: McCarthy & Winkelman, LLP
  • Co-defendants: Marissa L. Baker, MD

 

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Kelly Donoway, et al vs Maryland General Hospital, INC dba University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
  • Lawyer: Ellen B. Flynn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Flynn Law Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Medical Center, LLC / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation / Kenneth A. Robinson, II, MD / University Of Maryland Anesthesiology Associates, PA / Jason W. Nascone, MD / University Of Maryland Orthopaedic Associates, PA

 

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Jeffrey H Kormann SR, et al vs Advanced Radiolgy, P.A., et al
  • Lawyer: Carlos G. Stecco, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Stecco Law, P.C.
  • Co-defendants: Steven J. Kittner, MD / Emily E. Schulman, MD / Margaret Lynch-Nyhan, MD / University Of Maryland St.Joseph Medical Center / Cynthia Soriano, MD/ University Of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group / Pulmonary And Critical Care Associates Of Baltimore, PA / Francis Mwaiseala, MD / Francis Tat-Tee Khoo, MD / University Of Maryland Medical Center, LLC / University Of Maryland Medical Systems Corp. / University Of Maryland Neurology Associates, PA

 

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton

  • Elizabeth Andrews, et al. vs. Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federio and Staton, P.A.
  • Co-defendants: Shore Health System, Inc. d/b/a Univ. of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton

 

The remaining 12 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Ellen F. Rhude, Individually As A Wrongful, et al vs Westgate Hills Operator, LLC D/b/a Westgate HIlls Rehabilitation And
  • Lawyer: Peter T. Anderson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Morgan & Morgan

 

  • Phillip Campbell, et al vs Westgate Hills Operator
  • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq. / Christopher M. Somerville, Esq. / Elisha N. Hawk, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Olusegun Lawoyn, MD vs Basil S Morgan, MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Gregory G. Hopper, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC

 

  • Jamie Hamelburg vs. Steven Maggid, et al.
  • Lawyer: Ray M. Aragon, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Capital Women’s Care, LLC

 

  • Sulaiman Rahman, et al. vs. Amr Hegazi, et al.
  • Lawyer: John R. Roche, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Ballenger & Roche, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Maryland Oncology Hematology PA / Frederick Oncology Hematology Associates PC / Frederick Health Inc.

 

  • Cheryl Jordan Stribling vs. Howard Leasing Co LLC
  • Lawyer: Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Eleanor Teresa Chung, Esq. / Brian Stuart Brown, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Kathleen Spinnato, et al. vs. S-H Mid-Atlantic OpCo Satyr Hill, LLC
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Bradley Insley, Jr. vs. Wexford Health Services Inc
  • Lawyer: Bert W. Kapinus, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bert W. Kapinus, Attorney at Law

 

  • Barry Jester, et al. vs. SSC Forest Hill Operating Company, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Emily Claire Malarkey, Esq. / Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Capital Primary & Geriatric Care, LLC / Summit Gupta, MD

 

  • Annette Exum vs. Herbert Rodriguez, et al.
  • Lawyer: Aryeh Rabinowitz, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Kristen Lopez, PA-C

 

  • Abby Scherr vs. Salman Malik, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Harry Martin Rifkin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Harry M. Rifkin
  • Co-defendants: Maryland Heart Associates LLC

 

  • Amber Lee Ariemma, PR of Estate vs. LP Lexington Park, LLC d/b/a Chesapeake Shores, et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Chesapeake Shores, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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