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August 2017 Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Byron Warnken

There were 17 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of August.  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 even “other tort.”

Out of the 17 lawsuits, 7 were filed against hospitals or listed hospitals as co-defendants:

  • Howard County General Hospital
    • Davis, et al vs. Howard County General Hospital, Et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan S. Smith, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Jonathan Scott Smith, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Jena A. Britton, RN, Katlynn McCormick, RN, AMN Healthcare, Inc., Nursefinders of Baltimore, Inc., Kathleen G. Sheridan, Nursefinders of Baltimore, Inc., Chesapeake Medical Staffing, LLC
  • Jefferson, et al vs. Kokkinakos, et al
    • Lawyer: James D. Cardea, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Howard County General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • LaiLa El-Ghabbar, Per Rep, et al, vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: Johnathan Schochor, Esq., Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
  • Sinai Hospital
    • Danar Ubunama vs. Sinai Hospital of Balitmore, Inc.
      • Lawyer: Myles Jacob Poster, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
  • Corey Reynolds vs. Bahareh Aslani-Amoli, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Mark S. Cohen, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Office of Mark S. Cohen, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Emcare of Maryland, Inc., Emcare Physician Services, Inc., Emcare, Inc., Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Harford Memorial Hospital
    • Charles Jacobs, et al vs. Kechi AmadiObi, et al
      • Lawyer: Scott Phillip Kurlander, Esq., Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: John W. Krieger, Manjunath Markandaya, Harford Memorial Hospital, Inc., Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore, P.A.
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    • Christina Cothran Ross, et al, vs. The Union Memorial Hospital, et al
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
      • Co-defendant: Eric P. Alimi, M.D.

The remaining 10 lawsuits were filed against individual practitioners, facilities, or separate entities:

  • Kibler, et al vs. Righttime Medical Care, et al
    • Lawyer: Bruce M. Bender, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Axelson, Wiliamawsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.
  • Lawrence Gray, et al vs. Purcell George Bailey, Jr. et al
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente, III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendant: Richard A. Sampong, P.A., Heather Taylor, R.N., Lori Jo Markovitz, P.A., Liberatus Derosa, M.D., Jonathan N. Thompson, M.D., Barbara Pownall, LPN, Ghislain Bini, R.N., Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
  • Erik Newell vs. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Micheal L. Sanders
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Carron Grant, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., Debra Javins, Nathanael Dayes
  • Brandon Barnett, et al vs. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Christopher S. Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendant: Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
  • Stephen M. Freeman, et al vs. Brinton Woods Health Care Center, LLC
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
  • Diffenbaugh, et al vs. Gallo
    • Lawyer: David Ellin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of David Ellin, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Ali Sanai, M.D.
  • Mac Attram, et al vs. DVA Healthcare of Maryland, Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
    • Co-defendant: DVA Renal Healthcare, Inc., Davita Dialysis Center
  • Heide Marie Miller, et al vs. SSC Bel Air Operating Company, LLC
    • Lawyer: Danielle S. Dinsmore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Office of Peter Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Damato, et al vs. Allaway & Parousis Urology, MDPA, et al
    • Lawyer: Roy L. Mason, Esq., Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smouse& Mason, LLC, Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Esq., LLC
    • Co-defendant: Audra Houser, Matthew J Hallaway
  • Tracy Rothang, et al vs. Eric Harmelin, DPM, et al.
    • Lawyer: Roy L. Mason, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smouse & Mason, LLC
    • Co-defendant: John G. Deleonibus, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc.

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By Byron Warnken

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