Maryland Lawsuits AgainstJill Edwardson, M.D.
Baltimore, MD 21224
This website does not represent the outcome of these lawsuits against Jill Edwardson, 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.
Dr. Jill Edwardson, MPH graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed her residency in Baltimore Maryland at Johns Hopkins. As of 2014, Dr. Edwardson is a Board-Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN). Dr. Edwardson specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, adolescent health issues, and complex contraception. Dr. Edwardson is currently a staff OBGYN at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Separate form this page, Johns Hopkins Bayview has been sued for medical malpractice. That information has been published here. In addition to her general practice, Dr. Edwardson has been named the Director of the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program in Abortion and Family Planning.
Based on publicly available records and data, Dr. Edwardson 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 full complaint, including the following allegations, can be found below. The following is a brief summary of what the plaintiff alleged:
- Failing to properly order a cesarean section. Despite the Plaintiff being in labor for over 5 hours, with painful contractions and no reported or measured change in her cervix, the Defendant did not diagnose an “arrest of labor.” The Plaintiff was given Pitocin initially, followed by a dose increase. The fetal heart rate showing minimal bear to beat variability.
- Failing to follow the appropriate standard of care regarding a cesarean section. The Plaintiff’s cervix processed 1 cm to 7cm at the time of the next exam and was still 90% effaced. The Plaintiff was presenting symptoms of chorioamniotis, with a category 2 tracing. The Plaintiff again alleges this requires a cesarean section. The Defendant did not perform one.
- Failing to properly treat and diagnose irregular contractions after an extensive period of unsuccessful labor. The Plaintiff continued to present with contractions, and her Pitocin was increased to 20mu. The Plaintiff had a “dysfunctional pattern” with 6 contractions in a row, followed by an extended break.
- Failing to react to the positive symptoms, signs, and physical findings which were illustrative of the fetus’ true condition. Unfortunately, it was not until hours later, when she was 80% effaced and only 8cm dilated, that the cesarean section was performed. The plaintiff alleges as a result of the defendant’s negligence, the infant was born with a large middle cerebral artery distribution stroke, seizures, an NG tube, and several mental delays and brain damage.
Last updated August 16, 2021