Maryland Lawsuits AgainstTorre Halscott, M.D.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Torre Leigh Halscott, M.D., M.S. is an obstetrician-gynecologist and critical care surgeon practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, which focuses on the care of pregnant patients with underlying medical conditions that may complicate the gestation and birth of their child. Dr. Halscott is an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins in its maternal-fetal medicine department and has also written a variety of clinical instruction materials. Prior to joining the medical staff at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Halscott taught in the obstetrics-gynecology and surgical departments at Howard University College of Medicine and practiced at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center as an attending physician. Although this page is solely focused on Dr. Halscott, you can find other information relating to lawsuits for medical malpractice against Johns Hopkins Hospital here, and the University of Maryland Medical System here.
Based on the currently available data, Dr. Halscott has been cited as a co-defendant in a Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit one time. That lawsuit is associated with his tenure at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center. The entire complaint for each available case, as filed with the court, is found below.
The complaint listed the following allegations:
- Failing to properly monitor and treat the plaintiff’s health conditions during her pregnancy. At her first prenatal appointment to confirm her pregnancy, the plaintiff was diagnosed with hypertensive disorder and tobacco dependence, both of which are known to adversely affect fetal development. However, she alleged that she was not prescribed hypertension medication or urged to quit smoking at this appointment nor several subsequent prenatal appointments.
- Failing to provide medical intervention for a distressed fetus. During a consultation with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, the pregnant plaintiff was informed that her fetus was in a breech position. About a month later she reported concerns of decreased fetal movement to her regular prenatal care physician and emergency room doctor. In both instances, she alleged that she was told her pregnancy was progressing adequately and no change in her prenatal care plan was made.
- Failing to provide informed consent. During a follow up prenatal appointment the plaintiff was informed that her unborn child had severe intrauterine growth restriction and a low amniotic fluid volume that would likely result in death or severe disability. She then began to prepare for a pre-term delivery but after a discussion with her doctors decided to allow her fetus more time to develop in the womb to increase its chances of survival. Several days later, however, she was told her fetus had died in utero. The plaintiff alleged that her medical team did not provide her with adequate and timely updates on the condition of her fetus in the womb, thereby forcing her to undergo the extreme emotional distress of a stillborn delivery.
Last updated September 21, 2020