Maryland Lawsuits AgainstNancy Hueppchen, M.D.

Baltimore, MD 21287

Nancy Hueppchen, M.D., is an OB-GYN associated with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.  Johns Hopkins and their affiliates have been sued for medical malpractice.  The page directly associated with Johns Hopkins lawsuits can be found here.  Dr. Hueppchen, while originally from Wisconsin, joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2002.  In addition to a practicing OB-GYN, Dr. Hueppchen is part of the faculty for Johns Hopkins University, as an Assistant Dean in the Gynecology Department.  Dr. Hueppchen is the Director of High Risk Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview.  Dr. Hueppchen’s specialties include fetal ultrasound abnormalities, abnormal maternal serum screening, prenatal issues, and many other “High Risk” pregnancy issues.

From the available data, Dr. Hueppchen has been listed as a defendant in one medical malpractice lawsuit.  The full complaint for that lawsuit is below.

The complaint involving Dr. Hueppchen as a defendant/co-defendant listed the following allegations:

– Failing to properly employ appropriate treatment, surgery, and procedures when the Plaintiff required a cerclage in a previous pregnancy.  Plaintiff presented to the hospital and advised the physicians that she required a cerclage for a diagnosed incompetent cervix in a prior pregnancy.  Despite the prior diagnosed incompetent cervix, Plaintiff received a cerclage which resulted in a successful full-term delivery.

– Failing to insert a cerclage  when the Plaintiff showed signs of cervical funneling and other cervical changes.  Plaintiff presented at 16-5/7 weeks gestation with issues relating to her cervix, which corresponded with her previous diagnosis of an incompetent cervix.  Despite knowing her history and situation at that time, it was alleged, contrary to the standard of care, that the defendants failed to insert a cerclage at that point.  It was alleged that the delay in the placement of the cerclage jeopardized the future well-being of the baby.

– Delaying the cerclage procedure.  Plaintiff was informed to return to the defendant’s facility nearly 3 weeks later to have a cerclage put in.   When the plaintiff presented to the hospital, she was one centimeter dilated with bulging membranes.  Despite showing signs of cervical dilation, the facility placed the cerclage anyway.  The plaintiff subsequently developed an infection, and was admitted back to the hospital where the cerclage was removed prior to delivery.  The infant was born suffering with severe side effects of the infection, and died shortly after birth.

Last updated February 26, 2020

Nancy Hueppchen, M.D. Lawsuit Statistics

Complaints


Complaint #1 - NANCY-HUEPPCHEN-BIRTH-INJURY-LAWSUIT.pdf