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By Stephanie Yanovich, on February 14, 2022

There were about 23 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of January. 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:

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Mary Catherine Derin, et al. vs. Luminis Health Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Ellen Bryan Flynn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Flynn Law Group LLC
  • Co-defendants: Minas Woldetsadik Gabru, MD / Samip Sanjay Patel, MD / Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc. / Anne Arundel Physician Group LLC


  • Tricia Huffman vs. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Aryeh Rabinowitz, Esq. / Ryan Scott Perlin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Betina L. Francheschina, MD / Doctors Emergency Service PA / Luminis Health Medical Group LLC / Luminis Health Inc.


Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Erica Smith vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: John Golden, MD / Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group PC


Calvert Health Medical Center

  • Rajpreet Kaur, et al. vs. Barbara Estes, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC
  • Co-defendants: CalvertHealth Medical Center Inc. / CalvertHealth Medical Group LLC


Franklin Square Medical Center

  • Christine Borkowicz, et al. vs. Franklin Square Hospital Center, Inc. dba MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / James Donald Cardea, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, PA


 Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Rudolph Lewis, Et Al, Vs Jeremy Paul Weiner, M.D. Et Al
  • Lawyer: Michael L. Sanders, Esq.
  • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Co-defendants: The Good Samaritan Hospital Of Maryland, Inc.


Greater Baltimore Medical Center:

  • Douglass H William vs Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: GBMC Healthcare, Inc. / Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc. / James E. Baronas, MD / The Johns Hopkins Hospital / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Harpal S. Khanuja, MD / Robert S. Sterling, MD


Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Cheryl Staubs vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, PA


  • Derry L Williams, et al vs Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, PA


Mercy Medical Center

  • Carol Lee Griffin, et al vs Dwight D Im MD, et al 
  • Lawyer: Louis G. Close, III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Louis G Close III LLC
  • Co-defendants: Mercy Medical Center, Inc.


  • Lauri Preston Eaton, Et Al Vs Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Roy L. Mason, Esq. / James E. McCollum, Jr., Esq.
  • Law Firm: Smouse & Mason, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Teresa P. Diaz Montes, M.D., M.P.H., Facog / Jeannie L. Werner, MD / Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc.


St. Agnes Hospital

  • Kevin D Scott, et al vs St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc, et al 
  • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Caitlyn N. Burroughs, Rn / St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc T/A Saint Agnes Healthcare / Ascension Health, Inc / Ascension Health-Is, Inc / St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc., T/A Maryland Cardiovascular Specialists / Seton Medical Group Inc., T/A Saint Agnes Medical Group / St. Agnes Hospital, Inc., T/A Saint Agnes Hospital


The remaining 11 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Kimberly Shinnamon, et al vs Vincent Y. NG, MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Roy L. Mason, Esq. / Zachery E. Howerton, Esq
  • Law Firm: Smouse & Mason, LLC
  • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation


  • Olga Jones, et al. vs. Asbury Atlantic, Inc.
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq. / Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Christopher Somerville, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC


  • Steven Tucker, et al. vs. Nikolas Lomis, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq. / David John Wildberger, Esq. / Patrice Meredith Clarke, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, PC
  • Co-defendants: Advanced Radiology, P.A. / Julian Thayer Simmons, MD


  • Lillian Donatelli vs. Eiad Nasser, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: Kevin A. Clasing, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Parker, Pallett, Slezak & Russell, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Harford Gastroenterology Associates PA


  • Arthur Drager vs. Total Investment and Marketing, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Samuel Owen Cole, Esq. / David Charles Ellin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office Of David Ellin, PC
  • Co-defendants: Regina Akpan, RN


  • Tracey Elliott, et al. vs. Myeisha Furr, CRNP, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jamison Glenn White, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman PA
  • Co-defendants: LifeBridge Primary Care of North Carroll, LLC d/b/a Carroll Medical Group


  • Charles Brinker vs. Charlestown Community, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Alison D. Kohler, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan Babij Toley LLC
  • Co-defendants: Erickson Health Medical Group of Maryland, PC / Erickson Senior Living, LLC


  • Colin Bickley Vs. Drs. German & Niel, P.A
  • Lawyer: Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC


  • Robert Hughes vs. Claudia Howard, M.D., et al.
  • Lawyer: James Gary Quinn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Law Offices of James G. Quinn, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Corizon Health, Inc. / MHM Health Professionals, LLC


  • Connie Anderson, et al. vs. Patient First of Maryland Medical Group, P.L.L.C. d/b/a Patient First, et al.
  • Lawyer: John Grason Turnbull, III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Turnbull Brockmeyer Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Everett Darr Lafon, Jr., MD


  • Christine Johnson, et al. vs. Tong Ma, M.D.
  • Lawyer: Gregory Keith Wells, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP


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