Maryland Lawsuits AgainstNicola London
Baltimore, MD 21237
Nicola London, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist affiliated with Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is associate chairman of the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department and medical director of Franklin Square’s satellite women’s health offices in Bel Air and Dundalk. Dr. London’s specialty areas include high-risk pregnancies and bioidentical hormones. She is also certified in minimally invasive robotic surgery and regularly trains physicians in how to utilize robotic technology. While this page is focused solely on Dr. London, you can find other information relating to medical malpractice lawsuits filed against Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center here.
Based on the currently available data, Dr. London has been named as a co-defendant in three Maryland medical malpractice cases. All of the medical malpractice complaints against her are associated with Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center. The entire complaint for each available case, as filed with the court, is found below.
The first available complaint against Dr. London and her co-defendant Dr. Hahn Tran listed the following allegations:
- Failing to properly monitor a high-risk pregnant patient. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was 31 weeks and 3 days pregnant when she arrived at the defendant hospital with concerns of decreased fetal movement and vaginal fluid leakage. An examination by Dr. London allegedly revealed that the plaintiff had elevated blood pressure and excessive protein in her urine. Both findings are cited in the complaint as symptoms of preeclampsia, a potentially serious pregnancy complication that can result in fetal growth restriction. Despite these concerning discoveries, the plaintiff contended she was discharged without additional diagnostics and told to go on bed rest and follow up with the defendant doctor at her office.
- Failing to provide a timely diagnostic procedure. Per the complaint, the plaintiff returned to Dr. London’s office a few days later as instructed for a follow up evaluation. She was seen by one of her associates, Dr. Hahn Tran, who allegedly ordered an ultrasound study to determine fetal weight due to a suspicion of restricted growth in utero. However, Dr. Tran did not order the study to be completed on an ASAP or urgent basis, despite their reported concerns over fetal growth. The plaintiff contended she was discharged from the office without having the ultrasound performed.
- Failing to prevent patient injury or death. As stated in the complaint, the plaintiff returned to Dr. London’s office roughly a week later with complaints of decreased fetal movement. After an examination, it was determined that her fetus had died in utero after allegedly suffering from extreme growth restriction. The plaintiff contended that her baby’s death was preventable and entirely caused by the defendant doctors’ failure to adhere to an appropriate standard of care, including timely diagnostic testing, proper monitoring of the plaintiff’s hypertension, and treatment of the plaintiff’s growth restricted fetus.
Last updated October 19, 2020