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By Stephanie Yanovich

There were about 26 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of August. 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 15 lawsuits were filed against hospitals: 

 University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • James Martin vs. Baltimore Washington Medical Center Inc, et al.
    • Lawyer: Brennan C. McCarthy, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brennan McCarthy & Associates
    • Co-defendant: Kunmi Majekodunmi, M.D. / University of Maryland Medical System Corporation

Howard County General Hospital

  • Selina Boatemaa Vs Howard County General Hospital INC
    • Lawyer: H. Briggs Bedigian, Esq. / Michael McCubbin V, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Gilman & Bedigian LLC
    • Co-defendants: Dana Christine Baras, M.D. / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital

  • Debbie Whitley-Pratt, et al vs Lifebridge Health, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Brian S. Brown, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Brown & Barron LLC
    • Co-defendants: Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center And Hospital, Inc. / Post Acute Physician Partners, LLC / Raymond Miller, M.D.
  • Melanie Butler, et al vs Future Care Rehabilitation Services, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: James M. Ray II, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Ray Legal Group, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Sunil Rajani, M.D. / Courtland, LLC / Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital, Inc. / Gizaw Haile Woldehiwot, M.D. / Thomas Bernard Byrne, M.D. / Latoyrea Thompson, PCA
  • Megan Abicht, et al. vs. Frederick Health Hospital Inc, et al.
    • Lawyer: Marissa Beth Joelson, Esq. / Aaron Robert Parker, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Office Of Peter G. Angelos P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Simmonds Martin & Helmbrecht LLC / Thomas W. Martin, M.D.

 Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Tony Brown vs. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., d/b/a GBMC HealthCare, et al.
    • Lawyer: Caitlin K. Carpenter, Esq. / Jonathan Adrian Cusson, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
    • Co-defendants: American Anesthesiology of Maryland, P.C. / John Joseph Kuchar, M.D. / Douglas E. Kircher, CRNP

UPMC Western Maryland

  • Kevin Lowery vs. UPMC Western Maryland Corporation f/k/a Western Maryland Health System Corp., et al.
    • Lawyer: David John Wildberger, Esq. / Patrice Meredith Clarke, Esq. /Kathleen H. Meredith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.
    • Co-defendants: Abdul Jahed, M.D. / Kushal Patel, M.D. / Drs. Figueroa & Ashker, P.A. / Kheder Ashker, M.D. / Hospitalist Medicine Physicians of Maryland d/b/a Sound Physicians of MD II / Ailia Ali, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Mary C. Beck, et al vs Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al
    • Lawyer: Paul Beckman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation

Harbor Hospital

  • Justin W Black vs Harbor Hospital Inc.
    • Lawyer: Robert Weltchek, Esq. / Kristopher A. Mallahan, Esq. / Nolan J. Weltchek, Esq. / Nathan W. Hopkins, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Weltchek Mallahan & Weltchek LLC 
  • Clarissa Carter, et al vs Harbor Hospital, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Andrew N. Sindler, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Andrew Sindler Law

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Leila L Hajak, et al vs Dheeraj Ghandi MBBS, et al
    • Lawyer: Cecilia I Lavrin, Esq. / Keigh D. Forman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: University Of Maryland Medical Center / Varun Naragum, M.D. / University Of Maryland Medical System Corporation / University Of Maryland Faculty Of Physicians Inc. / University Of Maryland Medical Center LLC

Mercy Medical Center

  • Albert Ron Dellinger, et al vs Mercy Medical Center, Inc., et al
    • Lawyer: Cecilia I Lavrin, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman  & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Charles X. Lin, M.D.

Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital

  • Donald Gray vs. St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Mary’s County, Inc. d/b/a MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
    • Lawyer: John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group

Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Guy Messenger, et al. vs. Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc, et al.
    • Lawyer: Aaron Louis Moore, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Maryland Brain Spine Pain LLC / Gary A. Dix, M.D.
  • Monica Young, et al. vs. Benjamin Solomon, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: James Donald Cardea, Esq. / Jonathan Schochor, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Brown, Croft and Frazier P.A. / Anne Arundel Physician Group LLC / Anne Arundel Medical Center Inc. / Mark Stevenson Radowich, M.D. / Ifenyinwa Arah Stitt, M.D.

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

  • Maryland Family Care, Inc.
    • Lawyer: Eugene Arthur Arbaugh, Jr., Esq. / Carmelo Domenico Morabito, Esq. / Michael Paul Smith, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC
  • Michael Nelson vs. CLINIC ASSOCIATES, P.A., et al.
    • Lawyer: John Grason Turnbull III, Esq. / Marisa A. Ferraro Capone, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Turnbull Brockmeyer Law Group / Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
    • Co-defendants: Wendy Hecht Bohner, M.D.
  • Estate of Vernelle S. Marsh, et al. vs. Rose Hill Management Inc
    • Lawyer: Angelica Ashley Carliner, Esq. / Vadim A. Mzhen, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Lebowitz & Mzhen LLC
  • Peter Zylstra vs. Mohamed L Saccoh D D S, et al.
    • Lawyer: Kevin A. Clasing, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Parker, Pallett, Slezak & Russell, LLC
  • Phillip Arrigo, et al. vs. University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Inc., et al.
    • Lawyer: L. Palmer Foret, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Ashcraft & Gerel
    • Co-defendants: Barry Aron, M.D.
  • Stephen Rourke vs. BRUCE BARR, Doctor of Dental Sur
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq. / Fred B. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C.
  • Kalima Cusic vs. Michael Owens, Doctor of Dental Sur, et al.
    • Lawyer: Scott Isaac Freedenberg, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C. 
  • Michael Vernon vs. Syed Hasan, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Meghan E. Noone, Esq. / John P. Valente III, Esq.
    • Law Firm: The Valente Law Group
    • Co-defendants: Craig A. Jeschke, M.D. / Lorie F. Cram, M.D. / The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation / Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Inc.
  • Sheldon Sartoph, et al. vs. Zina Novak, M.D., et al.
    • Lawyer: Christopher Stephen Norman, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC
    • Co-defendants: Advanced Radiology PA / Charul Saini, M.D.
  • Nicki Miller, et al. vs. Riverside S N F Operator LLC
    • Lawyer: Michael S. Warshaw, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Royston Mueller McLean & Reid LLP
  • Phyllis Anderson, et al vs Wexford Health Source Inc, et al
    • Lawyer: John J. Condliffe, Esq. / Shannon L. Boisseau, Esq.
    • Law Firm: Levin & Gann, P.A.
    • Co-defendants: Bai Kanu, M.D. / Public Safety And Correctional Service




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