Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed in February 2018
Knox-Hicks v. Suburban Hospital (filed February 1, 2018): In this Montgomery County wrongful death claim, a man suffered a hypoxic brain injury. After his tumor removal surgery, the man was coughing and breathing fluids into his airway, but he was never intubated.
McNeil v. Doctors Community Rehab (filed February 1, 2018): A nursing home resident's symptoms should have classified her as a high fall risk, but she was never provided with an adequate fall prevention plan. While unsupervised, the woman fell three times, fracturing her hip and wrist.
Pevia v. Berrera (filed February 1, 2018): An inmate injured his knee and underwent a surgical procedure to repair his torn meniscus. The man's incision site became severely infected and all of his stitches fell out, leaving behind holes in his tissue.
Thomas v. Capital Orthopaedic Specialists (filed February 6, 2018): A man developed a postoperative infection after undergoing a left total knee replacement surgery.
Chase v. Futurecare Courtland (filed February 6, 2018): In this nursing home negligence claim, a woman with a history of falls was left unsupervised and without a fall prevention measures in her care plan. Predictably, she fell and suffered a femur fracture.
Johnson v. Montgomery Otolaryngology Consultants (filed February 6, 2018): An ENT doctor performed a negligent biopsy and missed diagnosing a cancerous mass on the man's tongue. The cancer was diagnosed three months later, by which time it was impossible to treat successfully.
Jasmine v. Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (filed February 7, 2018): Nursing home staff failed to follow the doctor's orders and provide a woman with adequate care to prevent a deep vein thrombosis. When the woman started exhibiting obvious symptoms of DVT, the nurses failed to appreciate the seriousness of the situation and notify the physician. The woman died of a pulmonary embolism only eight days after she was admitted to the nursing home.
Cole v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed February 7, 2018): Over a period of eight months, a man had multiple abnormal Brain MRIs and demonstrated worsening symptoms. Yet, his physician failed to refer him for a brain lesion biopsy, which would have definitively diagnosed a brain tumor and a primary immunodeficiency disease.
Gustafson v. United States of America (filed February 7, 2018): Physicians at a Maryland VA hospital diagnosed a man with kidney cancer after reviewing his CT scan, but they did not inform the man of his cancer diagnosis.
Wahl v. Upper Chesapeake Orthopedics (filed February 8, 2018): An orthopedic surgeon replaced both of a woman's hips. After the left hip replacement, the woman was left with a longer left leg. The right hip replacement was supposed to correct the length discrepancy, but the surgeon used the wrong size prosthetic.
Venable v. Moore & Associates Obstetrics & Gynecology (filed February 8, 2018): A woman suffered medical negligence and sexual battery while delivering her baby at Prince George's Hospital Center.
Fox v. Lee (filed February 9, 2018): After switching to a new dentist, a man realized that tartar had been building up in his mouth and under his ill-fitting dental crowns, causing severe tooth decay.
Buddemeyer v. Kaiser Permanente White Marsh Medical Center (filed February 12, 2018): A family medicine doctor misdiagnosed a deep vein thrombosis as a groin strain. The DVT deteriorated into compartment syndrome, and the man was bounced back and forth between Kaiser and GBMC before he was finally treated.
Tarawaly v. Bon Secours Hospital (filed February 12, 2018): A man with schizophrenia and known suicidal ideations was not properly monitored while he awaited treatment at the hospital. Unsupervised, he jumped from the roof of the building and suffered multiple severe injuries.
Bragin v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (filed February 12, 2018): When a fetus showed signs of oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery, the physician should have delivered the baby via an emergency C-section. Instead, the doctor administered Pitocin and allowed the vaginal delivery to proceed, causing the baby to suffer an anoxic brain injury.
Mastro v. Suburban Hospital (filed February 12, 2018): In this wrongful death case, a disabled woman with an inability to communicate suffocated because she was not properly monitored during her hospital stay.
Corby v. Brightview Fallsgrove (filed February 13, 2018): A nursing home resident was found on the floor of her room, beaten and badly injured. She later died of her injuries.
Laughlin v. Sinai Hospital (filed February 14, 2018): When a couple presented to the hospital's Institute of Maternal Fetal Medicine, concerned about their chances of passing Canavan Disease on to their unborn child, a genetic counselor only tested the wife and negligently failed to test the husband. Five months later, their child was born with Canavan Disease.
Oliver v. Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (filed February 15, 2018): A man died after his doctor mistakenly thought that his fainting episodes were caused by sleep apnea rather than heart arrhythmias.
Shipman v. United States (filed February 15, 2018): A doctor at the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic improperly treated a man's jammed finger, causing him to suffer pain, deformity, and a diminished range of motion.
Lowrey v. United States (filed February 15, 2018): A man recovering from back surgery had difficulty breathing and dropping oxygenation levels. After multiple unsuccessful intubation attempts and an unnecessary cric, the man suffered long-term voice loss.
Robinson v. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (filed February 15, 2018): In spite of the baby's obvious symptoms, a family medicine doctor failed to realize that her patient was suffering from Kawasaki disease until it was too late. The baby sustained permanent heart damage as a result of the delayed diagnosis.
Brown v. Manor Care of Wheaton (filed February 16, 2018): In this nursing home negligence claim, a man suffered hypoglycemia and multiple pressure ulcers during his ten-day stay at the nursing home.
Strautin v. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (filed February 16, 2018): While delivering her baby via VBAC, a woman suffered an incomplete uterine rupture. The rupture went undiagnosed for two weeks, causing a severe infection.
Earley v. Monocacy Surgery Center (filed February 20, 2018): A man became paraplegic after he underwent a negligent spinal cord stimulator placement and his subsequent epidural hematoma went undiagnosed.
Fetter v. Prince George's Hospital Center (filed February 20, 2018): An unlicensed doctor performed an unnecessary C-section, caused his patient to develop an abdominal infection, and improperly treated the infection.
Jackson v. Gaudenzia (filed February 20, 2018): A nurse at a drug rehabilitation facility sexually assaulted a resident during an unsupervised physical exam.
Rush v. Villa Rosa Nursing Home (filed February 20, 2018): A nursing home resident suffered bruises, bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, and declining mental status as a result of negligent care, poor hygiene, and substandard living conditions.
Reyes v. University of Maryland Faculty Physicians (filed February 21, 2018): During labor and delivery, a GBS-positive woman was not given antibiotics to prevent passing the bacteria on to her newborn baby. The baby was born with a GBS infection, but was not properly diagnosed or treated in a timely manner.
Diggs v. Glen Burnie Health and Rehabilitation Center (filed February 21, 2018): In this nursing home wrongful death claim, a woman succumbed to her improperly treated pressure ulcer.
Hofstrand v. Maryland Foot and Ankle Specialists (filed February 21, 2018): A surgeon performed two Achilles tendon repair surgeries on a man's left tendon. The tendon ruptured after the first surgery, and the incision from the second surgery took seven months and a closure procedure to heal.
Sniegoski v. Twinbrook Dental Center (filed February 21, 2018): Three months after a man had four dental crowns placed, he discovered that the crowns were ill-fitting and his underlying teeth were rotting as a result.
Kerr v. Hlousek (filed February 21, 2018): A dentist failed to take x-rays before performing a tooth extraction. As a result, he traumatized his patient's inferior alveolar nerve.
Butler v. Prince George's Hospital Center (filed February 22, 2018): Hospital staff failed to provide safe wheelchair transport for a woman with difficulty walking. She fell and broke her arm while attempting to walk from her wheelchair to a car.
Burgamy v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (filed February 22, 2018): While attempting to repair a woman's aortic aneurysms, a vascular surgeon mistakenly cut the aorta near her heart and failed to call for a cardiothoracic consult. The woman later died as a result of his negligence
Lee v. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (filed February 22, 2018): A man fell twice in three days and suffered multiple broken bones, including pelvis fractures. His health care providers failed to administer appropriate measures to prevent him from developing DVT or VTE, and the man ultimately died of a pulmonary embolism.
Mugar v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed February 23, 2018): In this infant wrongful death claim, a neonatologist fatally traumatized a baby's lungs while attempting non-urgent intubations. When the baby's lungs collapsed, doctors negligently used a slow and ineffective aspiration method.
Morris v. Vascular Surgery Associates (filed February 23, 2018): Vascular surgeons waited to treat a woman's large retroperitoneal hematoma until it was too late and her condition was irreversible. She went into multi-organ failure and died.
Lawrence v. Sunrise Senior Living (filed February 26, 2018): In this nursing home wrongful death claim, woman suffered a broken arm and a broken leg from an assault and a fall, respectively. Her health continued to decline after each negligent incident until her untimely death.
Johnson v. Wexford Medical Services (filed February 26, 2018): An inmate at Wexford Correctional Institute filled out a medical malpractice claim form, reporting malpractice the areas of dentistry, dermatology, immunology, plastic and facial surgery, and pain management medicine.
Chase v. Huyla Aesthetics and Wellness (filed February 27, 2018): After undergoing a negligent Botox injection beneath her eyebrow, a woman suffered permanent visual impairment and disfigurement.
Davis v. American Radiology (filed February 28, 2018): A woman without a gallbladder underwent an unnecessary gallbladder surgery after a radiologist thought he saw a gallbladder with stones on her abdominal ultrasound.
Scott v. We Treat Feet Podiatry (filed February 28, 2018): After five negligent hammer toe repair surgeries over the course of one year, a man ultimately underwent a partial toe amputation.
Malamis v. MedExpress Urgent Care (filed February 28, 2018): Due to an undiagnosed urinary tract infection and negligently prescribed medications, a woman suffered permanent kidney damage and underwent partial hand and foot amputations.