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May 2022 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed

By Byron Warnken, on July 16, 2022

There were 18 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of May that we covered. 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 in the Maryland Case Search database, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics.

The following 8 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • James O’Donnell, et al. vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Todd H. Rosen, MD / University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Systems, Inc. / Tsion Berhane, MD / Harold Thomas, MD


  • James Martin vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Brennan C. McCarthy, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brennan McCarthy & Associates
  • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation / Kunmi Majekodunmi, MD


Civista Medical Center (University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center)

  • Robert Utley vs. Amber Peterson, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Civista Medical Center, Inc. / Emergency Medicine Associates, PA

Holy Cross Hospital

  • Jonathan Bond, et al. vs. Holy Cross Health, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: Advantia Health, LLC / Richard N. Footer, MD / Tiffany Chanel Wilson

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Martha Cook-Faulknor vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babij, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Dugan Babij & Tolley LLC
  • Co-defendants: Jason David Prescott, MD /┬áThe Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / The Johns Hopkins University D/b/a Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • Emily Seay vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Ellen B. Flynn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Flynn Law Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins University / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation


Meritus Medical Center

  • Lawyer: Catherine Elizabeth Woolley, Esq. / Kenneth M. Berman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP
  • Co-defendants: Associated Radiologists, PA / Trung Z. Vu, MD


University of Maryland Medical Center


The remaining 10 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Heather Heddinger-Dix vs Alice Operator, LLC
  • Lawyer: Elisha N. Hawk, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron LLC


  • Mary Vaporean vs Orthopaedic Specialty Center Of Baltimore, PA, et al
  • Lawyer: Kathleen Howard Meredith, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Bernnan, PC
  • Co-defendants: Barry J. Waldman, MD


  • Wintona Cannon, et al vs Pleasant Gardens Corporation
  • Lawyer: Jamison G. White, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman, PA
  • Co-defendants: Lana Wang / Felda Global Services, LLC / Feldaglobal Care 1, LLC / Maryland Healthcare, PC


  • Janice Hadel vs. Meadow Park Operator, LLC
  • Lawyer: Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Christopher Somerville, Esq. / Brian Stuart Brown, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC


  • Robert McKissick, et al. vs. Leslie Simmons, et al.
  • Lawyer: Alexander Alan Bush, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Rowe, Weinstein & Son, PLLC
  • Co-defendants: Metropolitan Women’s Group, LLC


  • William Kemp vs. Ben Flowers, PA-C
  • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Goodman & Donohue, LLC


  • Janice Tully vs. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: David A. Harak, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Harak Law Firm, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Lazaros T. Volikas, MD / Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC / Jason Rosenburg, MD / Benjamin Rubin, MD


  • Kimberly Silvius, et al. vs. Ramana Gopalan, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Bruce Greenberg / Syam K. Potluri / S & R Catonsville, LLC / Bruce Greenberg as Director and Trustee of Naturecare RX & Cosmetics, Inc.


  • Gabrielle Ludwig vs. Fraser Henderson, et al.
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Nace, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Paulson & Nace, PLLC
  • Co-defendants: Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group


  • John Soifer vs. Orthopaedic Center, PA, et al.
  • Lawyer: Christopher T. Nace, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Paulson & Nace, PLLC
  • Co-defendants: Joseph R. Hanna, MD





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