Maryland Lawsuits AgainstDavid Ghadisha, M.D.
Baltimore, MD 21237
This website does not represent the outcome of these lawsuits against David Ghadisha, M.D., nor does it judge the veracity of the accusations therein. In Maryland, however, all medical malpractice lawsuits require a certificate from an actively practicing doctor vouching for the merit of the lawsuit.
David Ghadisha, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist on the medical staff of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Ghadisha specializes in the removal of abdominal pelvic growths and has extensive experience in treating cervical disorders. Although this page is focused solely on Dr. Ghadisha, you can find information about medical malpractice lawsuits filed against Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center here.
Based on publicly available records and data, Dr. Ghadisha has been named as a co-defendant in one Maryland medical malpractice case. While the Maryland circuit court complaint is available in a PDF below, here is an excerpt of the allegations:
The first available complaint against Dr. Ghadisha lists the following allegations:
- Failing to administer a necessary cesarean section. As asserted in the complaint, the plaintiff was admitted to the defendant hospital for induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation. During her pregnancy she reportedly developed gestational diabetes, a blood sugar disorder that can result in high birth weight. Following a dosage of intravenous drugs to initiate contractions, fetal monitoring purportedly indicated an abnormal heart rate pattern. The plaintiff also allegedly endured an extremely protracted labor with cervical dilation at only 5 cm after nearly 24 hours of labor. Despite these complications, the defendant doctors reputedly failed to implement a cesarean delivery and instead allowed the plaintiff to labor for almost 7 more hours in anticipation of a vaginal delivery.
- Failing to properly perform a vaginal delivery. The complaint contends that as the plaintiff began pushing her baby through the birth canal, fetal monitoring indicated an extended decline in heart rate lasting eight minutes. At this point the defendant doctors purportedly chose to use a vacuum to complete the birth. However, during the vacuum assisted delivery, the infant’s left shoulder allegedly became lodged under the plaintiff’s pubic bone. Several complex maneuvers were reportedly required for the defendant doctors to free the infant and fully remove her from the birth canal.
- Failing to prevent patient harm. Per the complaint, the plaintiff’s infant was born two pounds larger than her estimated weight at time of admission. Her left arm also appeared floppy and limp. She was later diagnosed with a left arm nerve injury known as Erb’s Palsy, which remained severe even after corrective surgery. The complaint contends that this likely permanent birth defect was directly caused by the defendant doctors’ failure to provide appropriate standards of care. As further maintained in the complaint, the plaintiff should have received a cesarean section at the first signs of fetal cardiac distress, especially considering her history of gestational diabetes and the increased likelihood of high birth weight and prolonged labor. Had the defendant doctors proceeded with this course of action, the complaint asserts, the plaintiff’s infant would likely have been born healthy.
Last updated August 16, 2021