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February 2017 Medical Malpractice Cases

By Byron Warnken

There were 29 medical mal suits filed in the month of February 2017.  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 cases as medical malpractice, med mal (as AA County does) or “other tort.”

Out of the 29 lawsuits, 11 were filed against a hospital or listed a hospital as a co-defendant:

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Dasean Henderson, et al vs. Good Samaritan Hospital
      • Lawyer: Nolan J. Weltchek, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek, LLC
  • Joyce N. Galloway vs. The Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Lawyer: Charles Edwards, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry R. Glazer, PC
  • Sinai Hospital
    • Tavon Knight vs. David L. Ward, et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Philip C. Federico, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-Defendant: Maryland Provo-I Medical Services, P.A., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • B.M.C.
    • Liberman vs. Saltzberg, et al
      • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Wendy Shiff, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
      • Co-Defendant: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, St. Paul Place Specialists, Inc.,
  • Joseph’s Medical Center
    • Hylton, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center LLC
      • Lawyer: Judy Feinberg, Esq., Zachary S. Myers, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Feinberg & Myers P.C.
  • Barnaba, et al vs. University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center LLC
    • Lawyer: Aaron L. Moore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: University of Maryland St. Joseph Orthopedics LLC, Pulmonary and Critical Care Associate of Baltimore, PA.
  • Agnes Hospital
    • Nora Johnson vs. St Agnes Healthcare, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
  • Franklin Square Hospital
    • Barnett, et al vs. Mann, et al
      • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq., Jonathan A. Cusson, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
      • Co-Defendant: Franklin Square Hospital, Inc., Tristan Meador, Peter Smith, Calla A. Zelazny, Edana Mann, Jonathan L. Hansen, Hassanali Kassamali.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Thomas Wallick vs. Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, et al
      • Lawyer: Daniel J. Miller, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller LLC
      • Co-Defendant: Johns Hopkins Hospital, David Guyton, M.D.
  • Michael Williams Jr. vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Michael Williams Jr., Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein & Forman
    • Co-Defendant: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    • Charles Sudduth, et al vs. Baltimore Washington Medicaal Center, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Benjamin Howard Meredith, Esq., Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.

  

The 18 remaining suits were filed against individual practitioners or separate entities: 

  • Margaret Meyers vs. Rose Hill Management, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Thomas Costello, Esq., Anne L. Preston, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Costello Law Group
  • Micaela Matias, et al vs. Khadja Awan, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekman, Esq., Wendy L. Shiff, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Holman, et al vs. Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Sheppard Pratt Physicians, P.A., Andrew C. Warren, Sihin Shiferan
  • Winn vs. Lessing, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Doyle
    • Law Firm: Doyle & Associates
    • Co-Defendant: Excel Dental Specialties LLC
  • Lynn Gray, et al vs. Am Van Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: Bruce D. Poole, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Poole Law Group
    • Co-Defendant: J & J Transportation LLC, ABC Company, Am Van, Inc., All American Ambulance & Transport.
  • Loreen Johnson vs. Jai Medical Systems Managed Care Organization, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Arthur M. Rubenstein, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Arthur M. Rubenstein
    • Co-Defendants: Park Heights Medical Clinic, Inc., Nalayini Sivaraman, M.D.
  • Pablo David Reyna vs. Joseph M. Murhpy, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Brent P. Ceryes, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-Defendant: Urologic Surgery Associates, P.A.
  • Plein, et al vs. Stella Maris Inc.
    • Lawyer: Paul Bekman, Esq., Michael Smith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
  • Keller, et al vs. Benjamin, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Summers, Esq., Frederic C. Heyman
    • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman, P.A.
    • Co-Defendant: Allegany Imaging, P.C., MED Group Emergency Dept. of WMHS, MEP Health LLC, MEP I & II LLC, MEP of Cumberland LLC, Transition Care LLC.
  • Hawkins vs. Wilbur
    • Lawyer: Wendy L. Shiff, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins LLC
  • Knowrlein, et al vs. Express Primary Care LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Laurence A. Marder, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Clarence A. Cole, Hao Ly, MNR Industries LLC, Lifebridge Health ACO LLC.
  • Keith Richardson et al vs. Canton Harbor Healthcare Center, I
    • Lawyer: Gregory Lockwood, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Gregory Lockwood, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Future Care Health and Management of Canton Harbor, Inc.
  • Smith vs. Murphy, et al
    • Lawyer: Charles Edwards, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Barry R. Glazer, P.C.
    • Co-Defendant: Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates.
  • Nash vs Gordon, et al
    • Lawyer: Alison Kohler, Esq., Henry E. Dugan Jr., Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Koller, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Eastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, Medstar Health Inc.
  • Wynder, et al vs. Braddock Medical Group, P.A., et al
    • Lawyer: Gorman E. Getty III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Gorman E. Getty III.
    • Co-Defendant: Jose T. Loveria, M.D.
  • Amy Bush vs. Adam Summers, et al.
    • Lawyer: Ronald H. Jarashow, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gormley, Jarashow, Bowman, LLC.
    • Co-Defendant: Maryland Plastic Surgery, LLC
  • Wendy Septembre, et al vs. Anne Arundel Health Care Enterprises, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: David A. Harak, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Harak Law Firm, LLC
    • Co-Defendant: Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Linda Elicker vs. Peninsula Regional Medical Center
    • Lawyer: Timothy Capurso, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gordon Feinblatt
    • Co-Defendant: Walter Charles Shaefer, M.D., Michael Marks, M.D.

The following firms filed 2 or more lawsuits in the month of January:

  • Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton. P.A.
  • Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
  • Law Office of Barry Glazer, P.C.

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