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DECEMBER 2022 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS FILED

By Stephanie Yanovich

There were 22 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of December that we covered. 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 in the Maryland Case Search database, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics.

The following 11 lawsuits were filed against hospitals:

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Mike Bayat, et al. vs. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
  • Lawyer: Patrice Meredith Clarke, Esq. / Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, PC
  • Co-defendants: Darren Zimmerman, MD / Luminis Health Medical Group LLC

 

Baltimore Washington Medical Center 

  • Deserea Holgate, et al. vs. Fateh Hraky, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Joshua Franklin Kahn, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor & Staton, PA
  • Co-defendants: Bay Women’s Health, LLC / Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Inc.

 

Bon Secours Medical Center 

  • Wallace N Roberts vs Bon Secours Mercy Health, Inc., et al
  • Lawyer: Gregory Jones, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office of Gregory W. Jones, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Gedion Atnafu, MD / Matthew Kalman, MD / Moon Moon Narukonda, MD / Tiebebe Haile, MD / William Hicks, MD

 

Charles Regional Medical Center 

  • Michael Jones vs. Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. dba UM Charles Regional Med Ctr, et al.
  • Lawyer: Michael V. McCubbin, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Aplert Schreyer, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Abdel Aziz El-Said, MD / Civista Clinical Services, LLC dba UM Charles Regional Medical Group / Shalender Saini, MD / Ivelisse Michel, MD / Tong T. Ma, MD

 

Doctors Community Medical Center 

  • Ashli Walker, et al. vs. Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center f/k/a DOCTORS HOSPITAL, et al.
  • Lawyer: William Beveridge, Jr., Esq. / Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Office Of Peter T. Nicholl
  • Co-defendants: Luminis Health Orthopedics f/k/a CAPITAL ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS / Leonid Selya, MD

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Konstantine A Karavasilis, et al vs Alka Bora PA-C, et al
  • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Darius A. Rastegar, MD / Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc. / The Johns Hopkins University

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor and Staton, PA

 

  • Alice M Spriesterbach, et al vs The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor and Staton, PA

 

Prince George’s Hospital Center

  • Tamara Hart vs. Dimensions Health Corporation d/b/a Univ of MD Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group

 

St. Mary’s Hospital 

  • Dayvon Harrod vs. Anthony Shepherd, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Mary’s County, Inc. d/b/a MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital / Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. / Nisha Shrestha-Garon, RN / Jacob Hawes, RN / Floyd D. Howell, MD / Erika Mott, PA-C / Steve Rudis, MD / Lenita Balsbough, RN / Sarah Shomper, PA-C

 

University of Maryland Medical System

  • David Vidmar, et al vs University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation
  • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq. / Kerry D. Staton, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Schochor and Staton, PA

 

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

  • Mary Raver, et al. vs. Peter Libby, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer: Damien R. Banks, Esq.
  • Law Firm: The Banks Firm, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Peninsula Imaging, LLC

 

  • Saddler vs Jamshidi
  • Lawyer: Bruce M. Bender, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Axelson, Williamawsky, Bender & Fishman, PC

 

  • Lauren Ralston vs. LifeBridge Community Pediatrics, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Mary McNamara Koch, Esq. / Robert S. Lewis, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Sara N. Spinner-Block, MD

 

  • Jennifer Curtis, et al. vs. Axis Health at Long View OPCO LLC
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq. / Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Christopher Somervile, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Christine Moore, et al. vs. Forest Hill Heights, LLC
  • Lawyer: Brian Stuart Brown, Esq. / Elisha Nicole Hawk, Esq. / Christopher Somervile, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Brown & Barron, LLC

 

  • Gregory Chappell, et al. vs. Garrett Clites PA C, et al.
  • Lawyer: Thomas Cardaro, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Cardaro & Peek LLC
  • Co-defendants: Joshua V. Gunpat, MD / Cardaro & Peek LLC / MedStar Medical Group LLC / MedStar Urgent Care LLC / Danielle Greene, CRNP

 

  • Joann Parlett, et al. vs. 35 Milkshake Lane Operations LLC
  • Lawyer: Sloane Lisa Fish, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Law Offices Of Sloane L. Fish, LLC

 

  • Sharon Butler, et al. vs. White Plains Health Care, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Ellen Bryant Flynn, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Flynn Law Group, LLC
  • Co-defendants: Adfinitas Health, LLC

 

  • Jeanette Samuel vs. Adelphi Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC, et al.
  • Lawyer: David Charles Malatesta, Jr., Esq.
  • Law Firm: Shelsby & Leoni
  • Co-defendants: Israel Birnbaum / Tortuga Health Holdco, LLC / Vita Healthcare Group Limited Liability Company

 

  • Kimberly Harris vs. Gerald Family Care, PC, et al.
  • Lawyer: Craig Douglas Miller, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Simeone & Miller, LLP
  • Co-defendants: Sonja Gerald

 

  • Patricia McDermott vs. William Haberlin, MD, et al.
  • Lawyer:  John P. Valente III, Esq.
  • Law Firm: Valente Law Group
  • Co-defendants: Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, PA

 

 

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By Stephanie Yanovich

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