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Med Mal Lawsuits – September 2016

By Byron Warnken

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Maryland, September 2016 

There were 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of September. There were 10 suits against hospitals, and 11 against individual practitioners.  This post supplies the data for the hospitals sued, including plaintiffs, lawyers, and any existing co-defendants, along with the individual practitioners and other entities.  Medical malpractice is sometimes labeled “medmal,” or “other tort,” when cases are filed.  Hospitals are often linked together as co-defendants, especially if a doctor practices at more than one location.  With the number of patients being seen on a daily basis, the low number of suits being filed reflects the complexity of med-mal cases.

This post does not include medical malpractice lawsuits in Prince George’s County or med mal suits in Montgomery County.

Out of the 10, what hospitals were sued?

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Pauline Williams-Gordon Et Al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer:  Henry E. Dugan Jr., Esq., Alison Kohler, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley, & Kohler, LLC.
      • Co-defendants:  Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Christine Ann Beckwith, M.D.
    • Ana Gonzalez-Alfaro vs. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc., et al
      • Lawyer:  Bruce J. Babij, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Dugan, Babij, Tolley, & Kohler, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, The Johns Hopkins University.
    • Aziz Sayyed, et al vs. University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Vincent See Jr., M.D., Andrea Levine, M.D., Howard County General Hospital, Inc., Michelle Henggeler, M.D., David Thiemann, M.D., Jeannette Nazarian, M.D.,
    • Varona Stephenson, et al vs. The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Lawyer: H Briggs Bedigian, Esq., Jon S. Stefanuca, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian, LLC

 

  • Northwest Hospital
    • The Estate of Mary Johnson, et al vs. Northwest Hospital Center Inc.
      • Lawyer:  William H. Murphy, Esq., Nicholas A. Szokoly, Esq., Jessica H. Meeder, Esq., Rima A. Kikani, Esq.,
      • Law Firm: Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.
    • Meggan Lewis v. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Karen E. Evans, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
      • Co-defendants: Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. (GBMC)

 

  • Sinai Hospital
    • Christina Frentz vs. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. et al
      • Lawyer: Michael L. Sanders, Esq.
      • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Lifebridge Health, Inc., Bradley Lamm, DPM, Jacob Wynes, DPM,
    • Meggan Lewis v. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Karen E. Evans, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
      • Co-defendants: Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. (GBMC)

 

  • Agnes Hospital
    • Tabitha Jones, et al vs. Mofolusho O, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., James D. Cardea, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: The Women’s OB/GYN Group, St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc.

 

  • Howard County General Hospital
    • Phansaithong, et al vs. Howard County General Hospital Inc., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq., Scott P. Kurlander, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendants: American Radiology Associates, PA

 

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
    • Meggan Lewis v. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., et al.
      • Lawyer: Karen E. Evans, Esq.
      • Law Firm: The Cochran Firm
      • Co-defendants: Northwest Hospital Center, Inc., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. (GBMC)
    • Alston, et al vs. Manor Care Health Services, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish.
      • Co-defendants: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Manor Care Ruxton

 

  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Aziz Sayyed, et al vs. University of Maryland Medical Center, LLC, et al
      • Lawyer: Keith D. Forman, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC.
      • Co-defendants: Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Vincent See Jr., M.D., Andrea Levine, M.D., Howard County General Hospital, Inc., Michelle Henggeler, M.D., David Thiemann, M.D., Jeannette Nazarian, M.D.

 

  • Bon Secours Hospital
    • Luther Jones, et al vs. Kofi Etruw Shaw-Taylor, M.D., et al
      • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
      • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
      • Co-defendant: Westside Medical Group, LLC, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc.

 

The remaining 11 suits were filed against individual practitioners, smaller officers, or separate entities all together:

 

  • Mary Johnson, Indiv, & as PR for Mary Manning, et al. vs. Karen Giles, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jamie White, Esq., Ethan Nochumowitz, Esq., Andrew Slutkin, Esq.,
    • Law Firm: Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin, & White, Attorneys at Law.
    • Co-defendants: Karen Lefrak, M.D., Christopher Lorentz, M.D., MEP Helath, LLC, Delmar Emergency Specialists, P.A., David Gar-El, M.D.
  • Whaley, et al vs. Nyugen, et al
    • Lawyer: Christopher D. Wright, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
  • Luther Jones, et al vs. Kofi Etruw Shaw-Taylor, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Westside Medical Group, LLC, Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc.
  • Vasireedy, et al vs. Burger, et al
    • Lawyer: Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Choice One Urgent Care of Towson, Doctors Express, Starcare Group, LLC
  • Anne Kelly Billing vs. James E. Mousdale, et al
    • Lawyer: Amy M. Orsi, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Stephen A. Markey III, P.C.
    • Co-Defendant: Robert F. Hoofnagle Jr. MDPA
  • Krampf, et al vs. Westen Maryland Health System Corporation, et al
    • Lawyer: Benjamin H. Meredith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
    • Co-defendant: Sunil K Gupta, M.D., MEP Health, Inc., Corrinne Lamm, CRNP, Jeremy Hunt, CRNP.
  • Acosta vs. Block, et al
    • Lawyer: George A. Rose, Esq., John Leppler, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Rose Law Firm, LLC.
    • Co-defendant: Ruxton Surgicenter, LLC.
  • Muller vs. UNI Medical Care Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Ruslan Kondratyuk, Esq.
    • Law Firm: D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Chaka Jennings, et al vs. Renato Flores, M.D., et al
    • Lawyer: Brent Patrick Ceryes, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendant: Myrna Ortega, M.D. PA, Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc.
  • Timothy Buck vs. Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C. et al
    • Lawyer: Steven Charles Homola, Esq., Mark Wayne Howes, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Mark. W. Howes, LLC.
    • Co-defendant: Carl Daniel Laughlin, M.D.
  • Susan Eid, et al vs. SSC Forest Hill Operating Company, LLC
    • Lawyer: Wilson K. Barnes, Esq., Gary E. Dumer, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Dumer & Barnes, P.A.
  • John Evans Jr., et al vs. SSC Forest Hill Operating Company, LLC
    • Lawyer: Sloane L. Fish, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish.

           

The following firms represented 2 or more clients in the month of September:

  • Dugan, Babij, Tolley, & Kohler, LLC
  • Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish
  • D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC
  • Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.

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