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January 2020 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 30 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of January 2020. 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.”  Half of the lawsuits named a hospital specifically.

The following 15 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Soad Mahfouz, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
      • Lawyer: Michael L. Sanders, Esq.
      • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: Thomas Crawford, M.D.
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Ebbly Bush, et al vs University Of Marylad Medical System Corporation, et al
      • Lawyer: Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
      • Co-Defendants: University Of Maryland Medical Center, LLC.
    • Melissa Aaron, Et Al. Vs Henry Stephen York, M.D., Et Al.
      • Lawyer: Paul A. Turkheimer, Esq. / Joseph B Chazen, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A.
      • Co-Defendants: James Lawrence Kernan Hospital, Inc. / University of Maryland Medical System Corp. / University of Maryland Physicians, P.A. / University of Maryland Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Maryland, LLC. / University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, LLC. / University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC. / University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc.
    • Robert E Cutler III, et al vs Justin K Nelms MD, et al
      • Lawyer: Jeffrey Peek, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation / University Of Maryland Faculty Physicians, INC.
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
    • Lindsay Myers, et al. vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC., et al.
      • Lawyer: Ellen Bryant Flynn, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: University of Maryland St. Joseph Pain Specialists, LLC. / Capital Women’s Care, LLC. / Michael Giudice, AMD. / Hsiao Leo, M.D.
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc., et al.
    • Karen Guercio, et al. vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq. / Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
      • Co-Defendants: Christina Jane Bennett, M.D. / Baltimore Washington Emergency Physicians, Inc. / Martin Scott, M.D. / Kevin E Jarrell, M.D. / Advanced Radiology, P.A. / Antares Medical, LLC. / Musara M Cornelious, M.D. / Nabil I Badro, M.D. / Brianne K Hoover, M.D. / Claire Michaele Roycroft, M.D.
  • Harbor Hospital
    • Sade Young, et al vs Habor Hospital, INC., et al
      • Lawyer: Bruce J. Babji, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: Patricia L. Saldana M.D.
    • Nia Lucas vs Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Briggs Bedigian, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: Dennis P. Stern, M.D. / Bay Women’s Health, LLC. / Aditya Parshad, M.D.  / Aditya Parshad, M.D., P.A. / Ghevont Wartanian, M.D.
  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Inc., et al.
    • Michelle Abney, et al. vs. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Jermaine Derville Haughton, Esq. / Keith David Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: Chanan Levy, M.D.
    • Katie Young, et al. vs. Kimberly Reed, et al.
      • Lawyer: James Donald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
      • Co-Defendants: Lucy Gant / Shari Sopher, M.D. / Susquehanna OB-GYN, LLC. / Upper Chesapeake Women’s Care, LLC. / University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc.
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc.
    • Sandra Mahr, et al. vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc.
      • Lawyer: Benjamin Howard Meredith, Esq. / David John Wildberger, Esq. / Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
  • Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al.
    • Alice Holland vs. Howard County General Hospital, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Eric Goldberg, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
      • Co-Defendants: AMN Healthcare, Inc.
  • Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
    • Catina Williams vs. Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: William Beveridge Jr., Esq. / Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Office of Peter T. Nicholl
      • Co-Defendants: Santiago Mazuera, M.D. / Sumit Bhutani, MD, LLC. / Sumit Bhutani, M.D. / Christina Li, M.D.
    • Hayden Joseph, Sr., et al. vs. Northwest Hospital Center, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Joseph Edward Dever, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dever & Feldstein, LLC.
  • Frederick Memorial Hospital
    • Elizabeth Lupinski vs. Stephen McKenna, et al.
      • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq. / Jeffery Scott Quinn, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
      • Co-Defendants: Frederick Memorial Hospital Inc. / McKenna Surgical Associates LLC.

The remaining 15 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Andrew J Dubose III, et al vs Sunil P Rajani MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC.
    • Co-Defendants: Donna Marie Jason, CRNP / Courtland, LLC. T/A FutureCare Courtland / Sidique Fofanah, LPN, Abu Bakar / Courtland Operating, LLC. / FutureCare Health And Management Corporation / FutureCare Rehabilitation Services, INC.
  • Gloria Condrell vs. Alden James, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Eugene Arthur Arbaugh Jr., Esq. / Carmelo Domenico Morabito, Esq. / Micheal Paul Smith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC.
    • Co-Defendants: Edmund J. Maclaughlin, MD, LLC. / James & Dyer, M.D., P.A. / Elizabeth S. Clayton, M.D.
  • John Forrest vs. Erez Schwarzbard, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher Drew Fritch, Esq. / Jeffrey Leonard Peek, Esq. / Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
    • Co-Defendants: MEP Health LLC. / Kendyl Downey / Frederick Health Hospital Inc. / USACS of Maryland LLC.
  • Valerie Jones vs. Carter Freiburg, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: James Donald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-Defendants: Vascular Surgery Associates, L.L.C.
  • Madelyn Holbrook, et al. vs. Khadija Awan, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq. / Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
    • Co-Defendants: Maryam Awan, M.D. / Advanced Women’s Health LLC. / Amna Medical Center, LLC. / Chesapeake Surgical Services, LLC. / Zahid Aslam
  • Elliott Factor vs. LifeCare Group, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: Samuel Owen Cole, Esq. / David Charles Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-Defendants: Irene Darles, Registered Nurse
  • Patricia Greenfield, et al. vs. Howard Leasing Co LLC. et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas Christopher Costello, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Costello Law Group
    • Co-Defendants: Health Care Facility Management, LLC.
  • Bruce Steffe, et al. vs. PAIK IMPLANT DENTISTRY ASSOCIATES, P.C. t/a CLEARCHOICE COLUMBIA, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
    • Co-Defendants: Phillip McIver, Doctor of Dental Sur / Seung Paik, Doctor of Dental Sur
  • Thomas Williams, et al. vs. North Place Operating Company LL C
    • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC.
  • Barbara Hevesy, et al. vs. Shilpi Khosla, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-Defendants: Harford Primary Care, LLC.
  • Francesca Knight, et al. vs. Jeffrey Haines, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Philip Kurlander, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico, and Staton P.A.
    • Co-Defendants: Jonathan Matthew Wenk / Emergency Physician Associates, LLC. / Frederick Health Hospital Inc.
  • Nina Lanham vs. Shore Health System, Inc. DBA Univ. of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton
    • Lawyer: Benjamin Howard Meredith, Esq. / David John Wildberger, Esq. / Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
  • Takiyah Glaze, et al. vs. Anne Arundel Physicians Group LLC. et al.
    • Lawyer: Sandra Hawkins Robinson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
    • Co-Defendants: Annapolis OBGYN Associates, P.A. / Claudia Hays, M.D. / Anne Arundel Healthcare Services Inc.
  • Paul Miller, et al. vs. Cindy Daly, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Sandra Hawkins Robinson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
    • Co-Defendants: Louis O Smith, III M.D. / Lee H. Monsein, M.D. / Medstar Medical Group-Southern Maryland, LLC. d/b/a Medstar Shah Medical Group / St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Mary’s County, Inc. d/b/a Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital / Leonardtown Surgery Center, LLC. / American Surgical Associates, LLC.
  • Theresa Meserole, et al. vs. James MacDonald, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Adam Gregory Smith, Esq. / Paul Joseph Weber, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
    • Co-Defendants: Anne Arundel Medical Group Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists PA

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