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December 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 22 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 (as AA County does) or even “other tort.”

The following 10 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
    • Annette Caswell, et al vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center, et al.
      • Lawyer: Richard P. Shapiro, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Richard P. Shapiro, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: David Matteson, M.D., Acute Care Surgeons
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Davon Eugene Myers vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Stephen Snyder, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Snyder & Snyder
      • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Robin K. Avery, M.D., Bonnie Lonze, M.D., Rebecca Craig-Shapiro, M.D., Theodore Markou, M.D
  • Christopher R. Simmons vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Susan Jackson, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Jeffrey S. Quinn, Esq., Dale E. Adkins, III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Seth Bleiweis, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Lawyer: Richard A. Bussey, Esq., Gerald E. Mitchell, Esq., Denis C. Mitchell, Esq.,
    • Law Firm: Stein, Mitchell, Beato & Missner, LLP
  • Uzma Sayed, et al vs. The Good Samaritan Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Margie Jennings vs. Civista Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Univ. of Md Charles Regional Medical Center, et al.
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Taylor Huddleston, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Abdel Aziz Basha El-said, M.D., Multi-Speciality Healthcare, MS-HC, LLC
  • Bon Secours Hospital
    • Ghiscard Midy vs. Ashok Krishnaswamy, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Ashok Agrawal, M.D., Bon Secours Mercy Health, Inc.
  • Mercy Medical Center
    • Harold E. Jackson, et al vs. Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
      • Co-defendant: Jonathan Rich, D.O., Eunice Park, P.A., Lisa Ford, P.A., Emily Hallameyer, P.A., Michael Prada, P.A., Maryland Spine Center, Chartered
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    • Perry Simms vs. The Union Memorial Hospital, et al
      • Lawyer: Stephen Snyder, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Snyder & Snyder

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

  • Dixon, et al vs. Brain and Spine Specialists
    • Lawyer: Christopher D. Wright, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Charles Winters
  • Shrestha vs. Chang, et al
    • Lawyer: Mark Robert Millstein, Esq., David Silbiger, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Silbiger Law Offices
    • Co-defendant: MedStar Franklin Square Physicians
  • Cornelius Knott vs. Wexford Health Services, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Samual M. Shapiro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Samuel M. Shapiro, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Joanna Anne Hartung, RN, Holla A. Kaufman, RN, Tina Louise Carder, RN, Contah Nimely, M.D., Lori Slavick
  • Hundt, et al vs. Cyzeski, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Harold T. Elberfeld, Greater Baltimore Medical Center,
  • Marquita Gibson vs. Larry H. Gaston, M.D.
    • Lawyer: Henry E. Dugan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
  • Darron Green, et al vs. Muleta Obsu, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Allen Honick, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
    • Co-defendant: Wexford Health Sources, Inc., Bolaji Onabajo, M.D., Syed Rizvi, M.D.
  • Joyce Riddle, et al vs,. Gregory Tokarsky, et al.
    • Lawyer: Jamison G. White, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bennet & Heyman
    • Co-defendant: Mark D. Deguzman, Patrick H. Farley, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Bijan Keramati
  • Denise Trotter-Williams, et al. vs. S-H Mid-Atlantic OPCO-St. Charles, LLC
    • Lawyer: Charles W. Meltmar, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cochran Firm
  • Rudy Easley vs. Sameera Gharagozioo, DDS, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Brice G. Dowell, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Brice G. Dowell
    • Co-defendant: Niebauer Dental Care, P.C.
  • Anthony Draughn, et al vs. Nabil Badro, et al.
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Jonathan T. Huddleston, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc.
  • Dennis Macquilliam, et al. vs. Krishna Jayaraman, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Bowling, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Chapman & Bowling, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Jayaraman Medical Associates, LLC
  • Clara Milbourne vs. Bay Manor Nursing Home, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Jack D. Lebowitz, Esq., Angelica A. Carliner, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC
  • The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits in the month of December:
    • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Snyder & Snyder

November 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of November.  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 […]

October 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of October in and around Baltimore.  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 […]

July 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were 15 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of July in and around Baltimore that we listed below.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa. The following 6 lawsuits were filed against hospitals, or listed hospitals as co-defendants: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER Wanda […]

June 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 25 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of June.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, 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 […]

May 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 17 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of May.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, 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 […]

April 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of April.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, 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 […]

The Hidden Costs of Maryland’s Non-Economic Damages Cap

By Byron Warnken

One might think a cap on non-economic damages is reasonable.  In theory, it is reasonable.  That’s how the right sells it to our population.  I do not, however, believe the cap on non-economic damages in Maryland is reasonable.  It’s simply too low at approximately $800,000. How do you tell someone born with severe cerebral palsy […]

January Baltimore Area Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Statistics

By Byron Warnken

In total, there were only 19 medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the greater Baltimore area in January.  This includes Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Howard County, Harford County, and Anne Arundel County.  (Note: this means suits labeled medical malpractice; if the suits were mislabeled, they would not be listed here.) Only 19 Lawsuits Of […]