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By Stephanie Yanovich, on September 19, 2022

There were 28 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of August 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 10 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Civista Medical Center

  • Sharon Butler, et al. vs. Peter Trent, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Ellen Bryant Flynn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Flynn Law Group LLC
  • Co-defendants: Capital Area Orthopedic Associates, LLC / Precision Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, LLC / Civista Medical Center, Inc.


Frederick Health Hospital

  • Jason Lohmann, Jr., et al. vs. Frederick Health Hospital Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq. / Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: Tara Olson, MD / Simmonds Martin and Helmbrecht LLC / Inara Awuli Omuso, MD


Grace Medical Center

  • Sabrina Richardson, et al vs Grace Medical Center, Inc.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor and Staton, PA


Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Gloria Vincent vs. GBMC Healthcare, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: John Alexander Maclellan, Esq. / Zev T. Gershon, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Gershon, Willoughby & Getz, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.


  • James Bartolomeo, et al. vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, et al.
  • Lawyer: Karl Joseph Protil, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shulman Rogers PA
  • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. / Megan Rains / William M. White, MD / Charles Emergency Physicians


Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Joan M Pittman, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
  • Lawyer: Paul M. D’Amore, Esq.
  • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Chun Woo Choi, MD / Bridgid F. Carey, CRNP


Mercy Medical Center

  • Genevieve Richburg vs Mercy Health Services Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Catherine Woolley, Esq. / Kenneth Berman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Berman Sobin Gross  LLP
  • Co-defendants: Mercy Medical Center / Maryland Spine Center, CHTD / Clayton Dean, MD


Northwest Hospital Center

  • Doritta L James vs Lifebridge Health Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq. / Christopher T. Casciano, Esq. / Kristin R. Hosseinzadeh, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Northwest Hospital Center Inc. / Thomas Joseph Krisanda, MD


Sinai Hospital

  • Cerea Steficek vs Abbie L Fields, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas Keilty III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Keilty Bonadio
  • Co-defendants: Cassandra L. Ondeck, MD / Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore Inc.


St. Agnes Hospital

  • Shawnte N Purnell, et al vs Abeyot Tegegne MD, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek LLC
  • Co-defendants: St Agnes Healthcare, Inc. / Seton Medical Group, Inc.


The remaining 18 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Lawyer: John R. Roche, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Ballenger & Roche, LLC
  • Co-defendants:  Vohra Post Acute Care Physicians of the (AKA Vohra) / Five Star Physician Service, LLC / Michael Thomas, MD / Geoffrey Smith, MD / Triscia Martin, PA


  • Doris Hunter Et. Al. Vs. Corizon Health, Inc. Et. Al.
  • Lawyer: Carlos G. Stecco, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Stecco Law, PC
  • Co-defendants: Maryland Department Of Public Safety And Correctional Services / Steven T. Moyer / William G. Stewart / Yonas Sisay, MD / Yetunde Rotini, MSN, FNP-BC


  • David Solow vs Gilchrist Hospice Care Inc, et al
  • Lawyer: Daniel P. Stringer, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Salisbury & Sullivan, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Paula Kowaleski


  • Diane Talbert Vs. John Russell Moore, MD Et. Al.
  • Lawyer: Paul J. Weber, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, PA
  • Co-defendants: Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists, PA


  • Roger Dickhoff, et al. vs. Adventist Healthcare, Inc., et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey and Perlin, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Akhil Rastogi, MD / First Colonies Anesthesia Associates LLC


  • Mark Wodarski, Sr., et al. vs. Chesapeake Urology Associates, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Nicholas Charles Bonadio, Esq. / Thomas Keilty III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Keilty Bonadio, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Robert Segal, MD


  • William Newton vs. 7700 York Road Operations, LLC
  • Lawyer: David Charles Ellin, Esq. / Thomas C. Summers, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, PC


  • Mark Givre, et al. vs. Senior Helpers, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: David Charles Ellin, Esq. / Thomas C. Summers, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, PC
  • Co-defendants: Anita R. Roundtree / Tudor Heights ALF, LLC


  • Donald Berry vs. 7232 German Hill Road Operations LLC
  • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices Of Sloane L. Fish, LLC


  • Lawyer: Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC
  • Co-defendants: Orlando Pediatric Dental Care and Orthodontics


  • William Wiley, et al. vs. Ira Garonzik, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor and Staton, PA
  • Co-defendants: The Maryland Institute for Pelvic Neuro Science, LLC / David A. Gordon, MD / Ira M. Garonzik, MD, PA d/b/a Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center


  • Lawyer: Robert John Harris, Esq.
  • Law Firm: DC Law Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.


  • Doris Reaves vs. White Plains Health Care, LLC (A Delaware Limited Liability Company)
  • Lawyer: Mark Wayne Howes, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices of Mark W. Howes, LLC


  • Jane Taylor vs. Julie Ridgeway, et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul A. Turkheimer, Esq. / Nomiki M. Pastrikos, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum
  • Co-defendants: Fine Bryant & Wah Inc.


  • Natalie Pensinger vs. Scott Berkenblit, MD
  • Lawyer: Bernard William Semler III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Semler Law, LLC


  • Robert Pratt vs. Jonathan Hernandez, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Carroll Health Group LLC


  • Giles Manley, et al. vs. Nina Ferraris, MD
  • Lawyer: Roxanne Lynn Ward, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shulman Rogers PA


  • Pamela Jarowski vs. Jashan Valjee, et al.
  • Lawyer: Paul Joseph Weber, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, PA
  • Co-defendants: Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics LLC / Chesapeake Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center





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