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JUNE 2020 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS IN AND AROUND BALTIMORE MARYLAND

By Andrew Mazan

There were about 24 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of June.  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, or even “other tort.”

The following 13 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

 Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Joseph E Muse III, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Then Johns Hopkins University / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Kenton J. Zehr, M.D.
  • Conswallia Brown vs Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Daniel J. Miller, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices Of Daniel J. Miller, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.
  • Peter John Dolan, et al vs Mohit Narang M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Maryland Oncology Hematology, P.A. / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / The John Hopkins Hospital

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Nandii Niccolls Vs University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC
    • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
  • Nicolaus T Young, et al vs Howard M Richard III, et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Karen N. Patel, M.D. / University Of Maryland Diagnostic Imaging Specialist P.A. / University Imaging Center LLC. / University of Maryland Medical Center LLC. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • Catrina Lawrence vs University Of Maryland Medical System Corp, et al
    • Lawyer: Mary V. Koch, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC. / University Of Maryland Obstetrical And Gynecological Associates P.A. / Ahmet Alexander Baschat, M.D.
  • Antoinette Jackson, et al vs Dana M Roque MD, et al
    • Lawyer: Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Gautam G. Rao, M.D. / University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC.

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

  • Mark Payne, et al. vs. Abdel El-Said, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Jamison Glenn White, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bennett & Heyman, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Civista Medical Center, Inc. t/a Univ. of Maryland Charles Regional Med. Ctr. / University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center / Kimberley A. Charter, Esq.

Franklin Square Hospital Center

  • Kadin Hill, et al vs David Pierre D.O., et al
    • Lawyer: Julia R. Arfaa, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Arfaa Law Group
    • Co-defendants: David Pierre, D.O. / Stephen Charbonneau, M.D. / Ogochukwu Chome Nnenna, M.D. / University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC.

Carroll Hospital Center

  • Lori Platter, et al. vs. Casey Collins, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Bruce M. Bender, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Axelson, Wiliamawsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Lifebridge Health Inc. / Audra S. Woods, D.N.P. / Carol C. Huff / Leonid Levin, M.D. / Marci Smith, L.C.S.W. / Casey Collins, M.D. / Carroll Hospital Center Inc. / Douglas Weber, M.D. / Access Carroll Inc.

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Kathleen Ruth Wetzel vs Marlea Manor, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq. / Elisha N. Hawk, Esq. / Eleanor T. Chung, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Marlea Manor Assisted Living / William Brian King / Robin Haddaway-McIsaacs / Brian Wallace, M.D. / SSC Baltimore Operating Company, LLC. / P-B Health Home Care Agency, Inc. / Jayant P. Hirpara, M.D. / University Of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • Autumn Peters, et al. vs. Angela Hopkins-Luna, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Shannon Aimee Slater, Esq. / Zev T. Gershon, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: University of Maryland-St. Joseph Medical Group, LLC. / Maureen Grundy, M.D. / University of Maryland-St. Joseph Medical Center, LLC.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Caroline Andrews, et al. vs. Hsaio-Hui Lin, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Aubrey Wray Fitch, IV, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Greater Baltimore Medical Center / Capitol Women’s Care, L.L.C. d/b/a Capital Women’s Care

The remaining 11 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, separate entities, or nursing homes:

  • Jennifer Easterling vs Sunrise Pharmacy, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Paul D. Bekmen, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Christian Amuchie I, R.Ph.
  • Tameka Dower vs Second Option Op Co., LLC, et al
    • Lawyer: Kelly M. Huff, Esq. / Robert C. Morgan, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Shelsby & Leoni, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Fayette Asset Ownership, LLC. / Fayette Leasing Co., LLC./ Option Holdings II, LLC. / C R Stoltz II, LLC. / C. R. Stoltz Irrevocable Trust / HC Real Estate Holdings, LLC. / I. Rosedale Irrevocable Trust / OMG Re Holdings, LLC. / R. S. Wilhelm Irrevocable Trust / Ronald S Wilhelm 2012 Spousal Trust / Rosedale Familly Investment Company, Inc. / RRW, LLC. / Wilhelm Family Investment Company Inc. / S. L. Rosedale Irrevocable Trust / Richard Odenthal / Charles Stoltz / Jennifer Kelly / Gideon Leiser / Doe / J. Roe, M.D. / J. Poe
  • Adrianne Hawkes, et al. vs. Yelena Lubman, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: James Donald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Katherine Alice Young, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. / Nusinov Smith, LLP
  • OLUWATONI AKINYEMI, et al. vs. ANNE ARUNDEL PHYSICIAN GROUP LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher T. Casciano, Esq. / Kristin Roya Hosseinzadeh, Esq. / Brian Stuart Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Mary Mayzel, C.N.M. / Shaina French, R.N.C.N.M.
  • Diana Gunther vs. Centers for Advanced Orthopedics, LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Thomas Christopher Costello, Esq. / Matthew Thomas Holley, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Costello Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Michael Travis, M.D.
  • Reginald Brown, et al. vs. 9109 Liberty Road Operations LLC, et al.
    • Lawyer: Joseph Edward Dever, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dever & Feldstein, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Genesis Healthcare, LLC
  • Dale Thomas vs. MedStar Medical Group, et al.
    • Lawyer: Donald C. Discepolo, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Discepolo, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: Daniel Bauck, M.D. / Mark Henderson, M.D.
  • Victoria Thomson, et al. vs. Dana Hunter
    • Lawyer: Kelly Anne Donohue, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Kelly Donohue Law
  • Mary Gray vs. Neil Woods, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Dawn Sparklin vs. Parin Patel, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Zev T. Gershon, Esq. / Shannon Aimee Slater, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC.
    • Co-defendants: University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Inc.
  • Cornelius Knott vs. Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Samuel M. Shapiro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Samuel M. Shapiro, P.A.

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