Maryland Lawsuits AgainstLillian A Hunter
Baltimore, MD 21204
Lillian Hunter, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). Dr. Hunter specializes in the management of pelvic growths such as cysts and fibroids and has extensive experience in reproductive removal surgery, including hysterectomies. Although this page is focused solely on Dr. Hunter, you can find information about medical malpractice lawsuits filed against GBMC here.
Based on the currently available medical data, Dr. Hunter has been named as a defendant or co-defendant in three Maryland medical malpractice cases. The entire complaint for each available case, as filed with the court, is found below:
The first available complaint against Dr. Hunter lists the following allegations:
- Failing to recommend appropriate diagnostic procedures. As asserted in the complaint, the plaintiff was referred by her family physician for an abdominal ultrasound and pelvic sonogram due to lingering abdominal pain. The imaging purportedly showed a small liver mass, which the radiologist advised be further investigated for cancerous growth via a CT scan. Despite this recommendation, the defendant family doctor allegedly led the plaintiff to believe her ultrasounds were normal and did not instruct her to undergo any follow up tests, imaging, or evaluations.
- Failing to properly monitor a patient’s medical condition. Per the complaint, the plaintiff’s abdominal imaging reports were forwarded to the defendant gynecologist, who had allegedly expressed concern to the plaintiff during a prior visit about her heightened risk of gynecologic cancer. However, the defendant gynecologist purportedly failed to counsel the plaintiff on her irregular imaging reports or relay the radiologist’s recommendation for a CT scan to determine if cancer was present. As cited in the complaint, the plaintiff also returned to her family physician for blood studies that revealed abnormal liver function. The complaint asserts that she once again received no instruction to undergo follow up testing or imaging.
- Failing to prevent patient harm. The complaint maintains that roughly 18 months after the blood study revealed her liver function irregularity, the plaintiff returned to her family physician with gastric problems. Imaging of her abdomen allegedly revealed that the mass on her liver had grown to over 13 centimeters. Further testing confirmed the presence of an inoperable malignant liver tumor. As asserted in the complaint, the plaintiff’s virulent cancer and poor prognosis for recovery was the direct result of the defendant doctors’ negligence in providing appropriate standards of care. The complaint further alleges that if the plaintiff had been properly and timely advised of her abnormal abdominal imaging results and received adequate instructions to undergo follow up procedures, her cancer likely would have been diagnosed before it reached an advanced stage, allowing for a greater chance of recovery.
Last updated January 13, 2021