Maryland Lawsuits AgainstHoward A Zacur, M.D.
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Howard A. Zacur, M.D., Ph.D., is an obstetrician-gynecologist associated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a board-certified physician in both standard OB-GYN care and reproductive endocrinology, which focuses on the treatment of conditions affecting fertility. Dr. Zacur serves as director of the Johns Hopkins reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowships and is a professor in the hospital’s gynecology and obstetrics department. He has published over 100 research publications and several textbook sections on the human reproductive system and infertility. Although this page is solely focused on Dr. Zacur, you can find other information relating to lawsuits for medical malpractice against Johns Hopkins Hospital here.
Based on the currently available data, Dr. Zacur has been named as a co-defendant in a Maryland medical malpractice claim one time. The lawsuit is connected with his tenure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The entire complaint for each available case, as filed with the court, is found below.
The first available complaint against Dr. Zacur listed the following allegations:
- Failing to properly perform a medical procedure. During a laparoscopic ovarian surgery performed by the defendant doctor, the plaintiff alleged that her bowel was perforated. She further asserted that she was not informed of this error by either the defendant doctor or defendant hospital and was instead discharged the same day as her surgery with instructions to schedule a routine follow up appointment. It was not until she was admitted to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center several days after the procedure with complaints of severe pelvic pain that a CT scan revealed the bowel injury.
- Failing to prevent patient injury. As a result of the alleged surgical error, the plaintiff contended that she had to be readmitted to the defendant hospital for a lengthy recovery period from sepsis, bowel perforation, and fluid collection in her abdomen. During that time period she endured multiple invasive procedures, intubation, extreme pain, respiratory distress, and sustained blood loss. She maintained that the pelvic infection caused by the punctured bowel was so severe a home health aide was required to administer intravenous antibiotics after her second discharge from the defendant hospital.
Last updated October 5, 2020