Maryland Lawsuits AgainstJanna Mudd, M.D.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Janna Mudd, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing at Hoffman and Associates, an OB-GYN physician group associated with Mercy Medical Center. She has also served as an adjunct instructor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and published various materials focused on her medical specialty. Although this page is focused solely on Dr. Mudd, you can find other information relating to lawsuits for medical malpractice against Mercy Medical Center here.
Based on the currently available data, Dr. Mudd has been named as a co-defendant in a Maryland medical malpractice claim two times. Both lawsuits relate to her tenure at Mercy Medical Center. The entire complaint for each available case, as filed with the court, is found below.
The first available complaint against Dr. Mudd listed the following allegations:
- Failing to develop a plan of care for a high risk pregnant patient. As alleged in the complaint, the plaintiff received prenatal care from the defendant doctors for nearly five months. As her pregnancy progressed, she displayed several signs of a dangerous high blood pressure condition known as preeclampsia. Her symptoms included excessive weight gain, swelling, and elevated protein in the urine. She also complained of abdominal pain during her last prenatal checkup. Despite these complications, the plaintiff contended she was never admitted to the defendant hospital for further investigation or treatment of her preeclampsia.
- Failing to prevent patient injury and death. The plaintiff averred that during her fifth month of prenatal care with the defendant doctors, she developed seizures. Seizure activity in pregnant women is known as eclampsia and is a severe side effect of preeclampsia. She was admitted on an emergency basis to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore where it was confirmed her fetus had died in utero at approximately 28-weeks gestation. As outlined in the complaint the plaintiff was then officially diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, which was attributed as a direct cause of her infant’s death.
- Failing to provide informed consent. As contended by the plaintiff, the defendant doctors were aware of her worsening preeclampsia symptoms during the nearly five months of prenatal care they provided. However, at no time did they adequately counsel the plaintiff on treatment methods or medication for her condition, nor did they recommend inpatient admission to the defendant hospital for further monitoring and evaluation. The plaintiff asserted that had she been properly advised of all available options to manage her preeclampsia, she would have elected to proceed with a plan of care that offered the best outcome for her health and that of her unborn child.
Last updated September 23, 2020