Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed in March 2017
Becker v. Express Care (filed March 1, 2017): This is a failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism case filed in Baltimore County. A woman presents to defendants with signs of pulmonary embolism and ischemic heart disease (reduced blood to the heart). Defendants diagnose her with an upper respiratory infection and discharge her with antibiotics, without considering a pulmonary embolism or conducting CT scans. Later that evening, the woman suffers severe respiratory distress and dies.
Douglas v. Dimensions Health Corporation (filed March 1, 2017): This is an anesthesiologist malpractice case. A man receives pre-surgical clearance for anesthesia during surgery. While attempting to administer the anesthesia, the staff places the endotracheal tube multiple times. While doing this, they fail to visualize the man's vocal chords. After several attempts, they change to a different tube and successfully place it. After two successful doses of Fentanyl, the man stops breathing. His cause of death is noted as abdominal wall perforation during surgery and a hemorrhage in all three abdominal muscles.
Mitchell v. Kensington Nursing (filed March 1, 2017): This is a nursing home fall case. A 77-year-old woman is a long-time resident of defendant facility and is a high fall risk. One day while being assisted, a staff member loses control of her wheelchair. It tips over and the woman injures her face and suffers bilateral knee fractures.
Barton v. Krupp Center (filed March 1, 2017): This is a dental malpractice case filed in Baltimore County. Plaintiff is referred to defendants for pain in his teeth, and defendants tell him that both molars on the left side of his mouth are infected. They extract them, but the plaintiff still experiences pain, so he visits an otolaryngologist who diagnoses him with infectious pharyngitis. The plaintiff developed a bone infection requiring surgery, leaving him with the ability to only eat soft food and with impaired speech.
Evans v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (filed March 2, 2017): This is an OB/GYN malpractice case filed in Prince George's County. Plaintiff receives obstetrical care throughout her pregnancy from defendants. After 26 weeks, she learns that her baby has Down Syndrome. The woman alleges that she should have been informed of this finding no later than 21-22 weeks gestational age, at which point she would have been able to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy due to the findings.
Jackson v. Center for Pain Management (filed March 3, 2017): This is a medical malpractice case filed in Charles County. Plaintiff is referred to defendants for back pain. Defendants recommend that she have an epidural injection. After the injection, she begins to have pain and becomes disoriented. Nine days later, she goes to the hospital, where she is found to have an infection from the epidural injection.
Skinner v. Chesapeake Neurological Surgery (filed March 3, 2017): This is a surgical malpractice case filed in Talbot County. A man has outpatient surgery - a T10 vertebral biopsy and kyphoplasty, to treat a compression fracture. A few hours after he gets home, he goes to the ER for pain and paresthesia in his legs. CT scans reveal a hematoma, and he is deemed a paraplegic. A few weeks later he passes away due to complications of his immobility.
Chambers v. Frederick Pediatric Dental Associates (filed March 3, 2017): This is a dental malpractice case filed on behalf of a seven-year-old boy. The boy presents to defendants who tell him he has cavities and abscesses. They remove the teeth and prepare to place crowns while performing root tip extractions, but do not prescribe the boy any antibiotics. Shortly after, he is taken to the ER with a significant right check and facial swelling along with bruising and contusions due to not being prescribed antibiotics. He develops permanent complications as a result, including GI distress and a diary allergy.
Johnson v. Reeders Memorial Home (filed March 3, 2017): This is a nursing home malpractice case. A woman is admitted to defendant's facility and has orders for weekly skin checks. Over six to ten months, she developed various issues with her left leg/lower extremity such as wounds and skins tears. A scab over her left great toe is found along with her deteriorating condition, but no efforts are made to determine the cause of her skin breakdowns in addition to her fever. She becomes increasingly disoriented. When she is finally admitted to Meritus Medical Center, she is found to have an active infection requiring amputations of her left great toe and left second toe due to gangrene extending into the muscular tissue. The infection eventually led to her death due to sepsis.
Auman v. Shore Health System (filed March 3, 2017): This is a failure to diagnose blood clot case filed in Talbot County. Defendants fail to diagnose plaintiff's blood clot and her blood clotting disorder and fail to refer her to a hematology specialist. As a result, the woman has to undergo a right below-the-knee leg amputation.
Urizar v. Anonymous Doctor (filed March 3, 2017): This is a surgical malpractice case filed in Frederick County by Miller & Zois. A woman has a laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done (a procedure to remove the gallbladder). However, during the procedure, the doctors lacerate her common hepatic duct/common bile duct.
Westereich v. St. Agnes Healthcare (filed March 6, 2017): This is a medical malpractice case filed in Baltimore City. A 23-year-old, with a history of autism and bipolar disorder, is on Lithium (a mood stabilizer) and Olanzapine (an antipsychotic). Indications for lithium toxicity include tiredness, diarrhea, and weakness. Plaintiff presents to defendants with these symptoms, but they fail to recognize them. They are left untreated, resulting in permanent neurologic injury.
Anonymous v. Carroll Hospital Center (filed March 6, 2017): This is a birth injury malpractice case. A woman presents to defendants at 38 3/7 weeks pregnant and gives birth to her son via vaginal delivery with a vacuum device. He is noted to have a flaccid right arm, and is later diagnosed with Right Erb's palsy (paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the nerve). Plaintiff alleges that shoulder dystocia was encountered during the delivery due to excessive traction by the doctors.
Buckley v. Anne Arundel Medical Center (filed March 7, 2017): This is a surgical malpractice case filed in Anne Arundel County. A woman has a tumescent liposuction of her abdomen, hips, left breast, with fat transfer to superior buttocks done at defendant's facility. Immediately after the woman wakes up from anesthesia, she has excruciating pain in her right lower extremities. She is given 12 doses of pain medications that do not work, and she requests an ambulance take her to the hospital. When she arrives at AAMC, she is found to have very advanced ischemia with no motor or sensory function in her foot or lower leg. She alleges that defendants negligently injected fat into her arterial system during the procedure.
Spence v. Franklin Square Hospital Center (filed March 7, 2017): This is a medical malpractice case filed in Baltimore County. At 39 weeks pregnant, a woman presents to Franklin Square Hospital. Her daughter is delivered after shoulder dystocia due to excessive traction and improper maneuvers during the birth. As a result, the daughter suffers from permanent injuries including Erb's Palsy, neurological injuries, and motor dysfunction.
Alexander v. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Inc. (filed March 8, 2017): This is a nursing home malpractice case filed in Prince George's County. A woman is admitted to Southern Maryland Hospital due to diabetes, liver disease, hypertension, and dementia. She is deemed to be a high fall risk. Five days after her admission to the facility, the woman falls. Additionally, she develops a bed sore. She suffers severe bruising on her back, sides, and buttocks.
Jabrane v. The Laser Center (filed March 8, 2017): This is a surgical malpractice case filed in Anne Arundel County. Plaintiff undergoes a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) by defendants. During the procedure, defendants lacerate the outside of the woman's nose. Attempts to repair the laceration are done, but they are unsuccessful and she is left with a permanent scar on her nose.
- Roeser v. Atlantic General Hospital (filed March 8, 2017): This is a failure to diagnose Stage III skin cancer lawsuit filed in Wicomico County. A woman, previously diagnosed with vulvar cancer and successful therapy, begins to have painful bowel movements and blisters around her perianal area five years after. Defendants fail to perform biopsies while continuing to perform wound debridements. After three months of the wound size and pain increasing, a biopsy is finally done, confirming squamous cell carcinoma of the perianal area, stage III. As a result of the delay in the diagnosis, she has surgery done to remove her colon, rectum, uterus, and cervix in addition to pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Burley v. Western Maryland Eye Surgical Center (filed March 8, 2017): This is an ophthalmologist malpractice case filed in Frederick County. A woman with vision issues in her right eye presents to defendants, who recommend that she have an exchange implant surgery on her right eye. During the surgery, the doctors perform the wrong surgery and use the wrong implant power on the woman's right eye. The woman is informed of this during her follow-up appointment. The woman claims permanent injuries as a result.
Phillips v. Mercy Medical Center (filed March 9, 2017): This is a surgical malpractice case filed in Baltimore City. Plaintiff has a laminectomy with a placement of a permanent spinal cord stimulator done at Mercy Medical Center. There are no complications during the surgery, but shortly after the man complains of severe lower back pain and tingling sensations in his back and thighs. Plaintiff alleges a significant delay in evacuating the hematoma in his back, and as a result, he suffers extensive thoracic partial paraplegia and bilateral leg weakness, erectile dysfunction, and neurogenic bladder.
Furlow v. Anne Arundel Medical Center (filed March 13, 2017): This is a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Anne Arundel County. Plaintiff goes to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of an exacerbation of his severe depression and suicidal ideation. He is forced into involuntary commitment and transferred to Sheppard Pratt. During his time at the hospitals, police are allowed to question him and doctors and medical staff disclose allegedly confidential information without any imminent threat. He files this case, alleging that the doctors disclosed confidential information in bad faith and that he was under the influence of psychotropic medications while he was interrogated.
Martz v. Family Dental Care (filed March 13, 2017): This is a dental malpractice case in Baltimore City. A woman develops problems with an existing bridge. She is taking Xgeva, which is a medication used to treat breast cancer. It is also contraindicated in patients requiring extensive dental work. Her dentist knows she is on the medicaton. But she does not inform her of the extremely low probability of dentures being placed successfully due to her medications. While attempting to place the dentures for several months, defendants extract parts of the woman's upper jaw bone and she loses all of her teeth in her upper jaw.
Mahon v. Mercy Medical Center (filed March 13, 2017): This is a failure to diagnosis sepsis case filed in Baltimore City. A man presents to Mercy Medical Center with symptoms indicative of an infection and sepsis. He is discharged with a “pinched nerve.” Three mornings later, he goes to Baltimore Washington Medical Center via ambulance, and the following morning he dies from septic shock secondary to a spinal epidural abscess. He files this claim against both facilities and doctors, alleging that they mismanaged his care in failing to timely get a surgical consultation and in failing to order an MRI timely.
Jones v. Westgate Hills Rehabilitation Center (filed March 17, 2017): This is a nursing home negligence case filed in Baltimore City. While residing at the facility, a man is bedbound, immobile, and uses a feeding time for food and water. While under the care of defendants, he swallows a penny. This blocks his gastrointestinal track and causes his death.
Price v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center (filed March 17, 2017): This is a medical malpractice case filed in Baltimore County. A woman goes to defendants for rehabilitative care after hip surgery. They give her a high dose of Ibuprofen as well as Lisinopril (high blood pressure medication) and Furosemide (a diuretic). The complaint alleges that the combination of these medications poses a risk for acute kidney injury. They restart the woman on her blood thinner medication despite having gastritis. Within four days, the woman is transferred to a hospital, where she dies from cardiac arrest secondary to hemorrhagic shock, gastrointestinal bleeding, a bleeding disorder, and acute renal failure.
Watson v. Anonymous Doctor (filed March 17, 2017): This medical malpractice sexual assault case was filed against a gynecologist in Baltimore County. The complaint alleges that during an appointment with the plaintiff’s OB/GYN, defendant doctor acts inappropriately both verbally and physically towards the plaintiff. She attempts to meet with her doctor at a later date to discuss her concerns, but defendant doctor does not cooperate. She is admitted to Northwest Hospital psychiatric ward for three days due to thoughts about ending her life after the incident.
Ward v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed March 17, 2017): This surgical malpractice case was filed in Baltimore City. Plaintiff needs surgery requiring screw insertion into his back. During the surgery, a surgical screw is placed correctly on the right, but incorrectly on the left. This results in the need for a second surgery to correct this. Despite the corrective surgery, the man is left with extreme pain in his leg, sensitivity, burning, and is unable to work.
Niakan v. The Dermatology Center, Rockledge Medspa (filed March 20, 2017): Plaintiff has a laser hair removal procedure done on her legs by defendants. During the beginning of the procedure, she has severe pain, hives, swelling, and redness. Instead of stopping the procedure, defendants continue. At the end of the treatment, the woman has blisters and second degree burns on both of her legs. She alleges that the defendants should have diagnosed all of her skin conditions and carefully assessed her, to inform her of alternative options. Additionally, she claims they should have stopped the procedure very early on due to the symptoms exhibited.
Inmate v. Wexford, Inc. (filed March 20, 2017): This partially ineligible complaint was filed pro-se by an inmate at Wexford Correctional. The inmate alleges he slipped backwards off of steps and landed on the right side of his body. He was wheeled to the infirmary, where he was evaluated by defendant nurses who informs him that he has a bruised tail bone. He insists that more is wrong. Eventually, a six-hour reconstructive surgery is done to repair his hipbone after a five day stay at Shock Trauma.
Windsor v. Anonymous Doctor (filed March 20, 2017): This failure to diagnose a rupture of an aortic aneurysm complain was filed in Dorchester County. A man is a patient of defendants for more than three years, and it is known that he has bulging in his aortic walls. One day during an evaluation, defendants find that he has new lower abdominal pain and some symptoms not seen in previous exams. Defendants, in failing to send him to the ER, fail to identify the ruptured aortic aneurysm, resulting in the man’s death.
Marshall v. Baltimore Washington Medical Center (filed March 20, 2017): This lawsuit was filed in Baltimore City. A man goes to BWMC where he suffers cardiac arrest. He is weaned off a ventilator over the course of four days, and his condition improves as he becomes responsive. A tracheostomy (incision in the windpipe) is done, however this results in a decline of his condition. He suffers cardiac arrest again, from which he is unable to recover. His Estate claims that due to the negligence of defendants, he suffered hypotension, hypoxia, asystolic cardiac arrest, anoxic encephalopathy, and death.
Pokuaah v. Capital Radiology, LLC (filed March 21, 2017): Plaintiff receives yearly diagnostic mammograms at Laurel Radiology. During this time, despite suspicious findings, no diagnoses or additional studies are ordered. As a result, she suffers terminal stage IV breast cancer, allowed to spread to her ribs, hip, and spine.
Stafford v. FutureCare – Charles Village (filed March 21, 2017): This nursing home wrongful death claim was filed in Baltimore City. Plaintiff is taken to the FutureCare facility for rehabilitation after being hospitalized for three weeks. Within two months, she develops pressure ulcers on her sacrum, right buttocks, and left leg. After two months, several debridement procedures are attempted but the wounds do not heal as she receives inadequate pressure relief and wound care. She dies within a year, due to sepsis secondary to an infected sacral decubitus ulcer.
Spence v. Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation (filed March 21, 2017): This nursing home negligence claim was filed in Anne Arundel County. A woman is admitted to Heritage Harbor with a history of peripheral vascular disease, which puts her at risk for developing ulcers. While at the facility, she develops pressure ulcers and suffers multiple falls. Once she is taken to AAMC, she is found to have a gangrenous ulcer and hemorrhaging. She files this claim, as she left the facility in a much worse condition than she was admitted in.
Dubose v. Cherry Lane Nursing Center (filed March 21, 2017): This nursing home malpractice case was filed in Prince George’s County. A man is admitted to Cherry Lane to be rehabilitated for independent living after undergoing brain surgery. However during his stay, he develops gangrene in his left foot that is not treated. This contributed to his death shortly after.
Pearsall v. Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services (filed March 21, 2017): Plaintiff has right-sided unstableness and difficulty with speech. These conditions require assistance bathing, dressing, and moving, so he employs defendants to help him at his home. One day while assisting the man, an assistant loses his balance. This causes the man to fall off the shower chair and onto his back, striking his head on the tub. This results in a spinal fracture. He files this claim alleging that they failed to properly spot the transfer of him from the shower to his bed.
Gustafson v. Anonymous Doctor (filed March 22, 2017): This case was filed in the U.S. District Court after a man receives medical treatment at the VA Medical Center in Maryland. He is diagnosed with cancer. He then travels on his sail boat and receives medical treatment at two other hospitals, who do not mention any form of cancer. As a result, he lost the ability to have his kidney cancer treated early.
McLawhorn v. Mitchellville Health Care, LLC (filed March 22, 2017): This nursing home malpractice case was filed in Prince George’s County. A man is admitted to the facility for therapy and rehabilitation services, with a history of lumbar compression fractures due to falls. He is deemed to be a fall risk. Less than two months after his admission, he suffers a fall from his bed to the floor. He files this claim alleging negligence on the part of the staff in failing to protect him from injury.
Shaw v. Physiotherapy Associates (filed March 22, 2017): This claim was filed in Montgomery County, after plaintiff, a patient of defendant facility, receives outpatient care from defendants for over a month. One day when she goes for her scheduled physical therapy appointment, the therapist sets the treatment table too high. The therapist then asks the woman to get off of the heightened table. This caused the woman to fall and injure her left ankle, left knee, and left arm.
Conway v. Kaiser Permanente (filed March 22, 2017): This medical malpractice case was filed in Prince George’s County. Plaintiff goes to defendant to have a pain pump refill done. Defendants fail to use an ultrasound to visualize the pump prior to administering the medication. The woman falls asleep after the procedure, and defendant calls 911 as he realizes he injected the medication into the pocket surrounding the pump, not the pump. She is diagnosed with narcotic withdrawal and a myocardial infarction, and as a result of the incident, she had to have a cardiac catheterization procedure done.
Cooper v. Courtland, LLC (filed March 23, 2017): This is a nursing home negligence case filed in Baltimore County, Maryland. It was filed after a woman resided at the facility for about seventh months when one day, as the staff is transferring her out of her bed, she falls to the ground. She fractures her femur in the fall, and is taken to Sinai Hospital where she dies just three days later due to complications from the fall.
Shepard v. Howard County General Hospital (filed March 23, 2017): This emergency room medical malpractice case was filed in Montgomery County. Plaintiff goes to Howard County Emergency Room with chest pain and is diagnosed and discharged with a kidney stone. Three days later he returns with worsening symptoms and while there, he goes into respiratory distress. Within ten days, he develops a broken pressure blister and a skin tear under tape holding a tube done on his neck. He is transferred to Suburban Hospital, and alleges that both hospitals failed to prevent him from developing these skin wounds.
Snider v. Lake Forest Foot & Ankle (filed March 24, 2017): This medical malpractice case was filed in Montgomery County against a podiatrist. Plaintiff is referred to defendant doctors due to a diabetic ulcer on his heel. Defendant cuts out a callous formation on his great toe, without an X-ray and without providing the man medications or instructions for follow-up. The man goes to his vascular surgeon a few days later who is concerned about the toe and he places him on antibiotics. Within a week, the toe becomes infected and the plaintiff geos to the ER where he is told that he has gangrene and cellulitis (a skin infection) with inflammation of his toe.
Long v. Western Maryland Health System Corporation (filed March 24, 2017): This hospital malpractice case was filed in Allegany County. A man is admitted to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center where he is taken off his Xarelto medication as there is a concern for gastrointestinal bleeding due to anticoagulation. A colonoscopy is done and the gastroenterologist reports there is no bleed and his anticoagulation regime can be resumed. However, upon discharge, defendants do not tell the man to resume his medication. Thirteen days later, he suffers a cardio-embolic stroke which caused his death. His Estate files this claim, alleging that the defendant doctors failure to restart the man’s anticoagulation medications after the colonoscopy resulted in his death.
Terrell v. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. (filed March 24, 2017): This medical malpractice claim was filed in Baltimore City, Maryland. A woman is recovering from surgery at home when she begins to become lethargic. Her family calls 911 and EMS finds that she is having an adverse reaction to pain medications. She is taken to the ER at St. Agnes. While at St. Agnes, defendants fail to take a radiographic exam of her brain despite her symptoms and severe headaches. Once a CT is final done, it reveals evidence of a cerebellar stroke causing intra-cranial pressure. She dies later that same day. Her Estate alleges that defendants failed to perform adequate and timely exams of the woman based on her complaints.
Wolfe v. Howard County General Hospital (filed March 27, 2017): This lawsuit filed against an OB/GYN was filed in Howard County, Maryland. A woman goes to Howard County General Hospital in labor at thirty-six weeks pregnant. Exams reveal variable decelerations, but she is allowed to be detached from the fetal monitor for an hour. Once she is placed back on the monitor, there are persistent and prolonged variable/late decelerations. However, the nurse does not call the attending obstetrician. The baby is born via emergency C-section and is taken to the ICU where he is hypothermic and extremely irritable. He has severe cystic encephalomalacia secondary to an ischemic event during his birth. He is left with physical and cognitive injuries that are permanent, as well as a brain injury.
Holland v. Sava Senior Care, LLC (filed March 27, 2017): This nursing home malpractice case was filed in Anne Arundel County. Plaintiff is admitted to Sava Senior Care, North Arundel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after having knee surgery. Upon admission, he is at risk for developing pressure ulcers. Less than a week after his admission he is taken to the hospital due to mental status changes. At the hospital, he is found to be suffering from acute kidney injury due to urinary retention, UTI, sepsis, and deep tissue injuries to his buttocks and a stage IV pressure ulcer on his sacrum. The pressure ulcer is infected. He files this claim against the nursing facility, claiming their failure to reposition him and prevent his infections led to his Stage IV pressure ulcers and other injuries.
Rothang v. Anne Arundel Medical Center (filed March 28, 2017): This surgical malpractice case was filed in Anne Arundel County after a woman is admitted to Anne Arundel Medical Center for podiatric surgery. Prior to the surgery, the staff places a tourniquet at the incision site, however the medical staff fails to record the times to inflate and deflate the tourniquet. This results in the tourniquet being left inflated for too long, putting the woman at risk for serious nerve damage. Immediately after the procedure, she has leg and foot pain but is discharged home. Her medical history throughout the following months led her to lose the use of her foot and to develop a rotator cuff injury due to crutches. She is left with a non-functioning foot, foot drop, muscle spasm, and severe pain.
Dann v. Heart Heritage of Forest Hill, Inc. (Filed March 29, 2017): This nursing home negligence case was filed in Harford County. Upon admission to the facility, a man has dementia, Alzheimer's, depression, and delusions, and a plan of care is developed to help limit the presence of triggers to his agitated behavior. He is treated with Haldol and Lorazepam four months later due to increased agitation and hallucinations. The staff ends up calling the police to remove him from the facility. When the police arrive they tase the man, causing him to fall to the floor and injure his head and face. When he is discharged from the hospital, defendants refuse to allow him to come back to the facility. At his new nursing home, the staff over medicate him, resulting in the development of pneumonia and his death after only a few days. His Estate files this claim against Heart Heritage, alleging that they failed to provide healthcare in a way that respected the man, failed to complete an incident report as required, and failed to provide proper treatment.
Bell v. Health South Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital (filed March 29, 2017): This nursing home negligence case was filed in Wicomico County, on the Eastern Shore. A man is admitted to defendant facility after having spinal lumbar decompression surgery. Due to his recent surgery and history of Parkinson’s disease, he is at high risk for falls. Within a week, the man falls several times. After multiple falls, he is finally evaluated for being a fall risk. When he returns for a follow-up at the hospital, images reveal a new fracture in his spine and kyphosis due to multiple falls while at the rehabilitation center. He has to have surgery again to correct the injuries from the falls.
Matthews v. Heron’s Creek Assisted Living, LLC (filed March 29, 2017): This nursing home malpractice case was filed in Cecil County. A woman is admitted to Heron’s Creek Assisted Living with dementia. While at the facility, she develops bed sores and decubitus ulcers, resulting in severe pain. These sores accelerate the deterioration of her health and quicken her death. She eventually dies due to sepsis after necrotizing Stage IV sacral decubitus ulcer. Her Estate alleges that the staff at the facility failed to provide adequate turning and re-positioning to prevent the development of these ulcers.
Howard v. Anonymous Dentist (filed March 30, 2017): This is a dental malpractice case was filed by a woman who was a patient of defendants for a month and a half. She goes to defendants with complaints related to her bite. She is found to have pain in her temporomandibular joint and she is referred to defendant dentist after being told he can address her TMJ issues and her bite. After evaluating her, defendant shaves down almost all of her teeth to re-shape her bite and relieve her TMJ pain. This treatment increases the plaintiff’s pain and ruins her teeth, without taking appropriate X-rays. As a result, her ability to talk and chew food have suffered.
Robinson v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed March 30, 2017): This is a failure to properly treat tuberculosis case filed in Baltimore City. Defendants determine that a skin test of a woman indicates the presence of TB bacteria, and she needs to be treated for latent TB. Defendants prescribe the woman only eight weeks of medications, which allegedly is insufficient to treat her condition. This ultimately results in deterioration of her health and her death due to TB meningitis.
Stephens v. Prince George’s Hospital Center (filed March 31, 2017): This is an emergency room malpractice case filed in Prince George’s County. Plaintiff goes to the ER after an injury. She is pregnant, however defendants fail to realize that her fetuses are in jeopardy. They release her from the hospital without a full observation. When she returns to the hospital for a C-section two days later, one of her babies is stillborn. Additionally, she receives a laceration on her shoulder and there is evidence of acute placental abruption.
Reyes v. Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (filed March 31, 2017): This is a failure to diagnose uterine fibroids medical malpractice case filed in Baltimore County. Plaintiff sees defendant doctor who incorrectly diagnoses her. As a result, she suffered from prolonged abdominal and back pain as well as chronic abnormal vaginal bleeding. This requires a hysterectomy and leaves her with the inability to bear children.
Anderson v. Advanced Radiology (filed March 31, 2017): This is a radiologist malpractice case filed in Baltimore City. Defendants repeatedly misinterpret plaintiff’s mammograms as being benign, despite developing masses. By the time she is finally diagnosed with breast cancer, it is Stage 4, leaving her with limited treatment options. She is no longer a candidate for surgery and she alleges that her life expectancy is greatly diminished due to the failure to diagnose her breast cancer at an earlier stage.
Yu v. Alluring Smiles, LLC (filed March 31, 2017): This is a dental malpractice case filed in Montgomery County. Defendant dentist takes plaintiff as a patient, but fails to recognize that he is suffering from Marfan’s Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissues. He also fails to get medical clearance to address a blood coagulation disorder prior to extracting the plaintiff’s teeth. As a result, the man suffers extensive bleeding, lost teeth that could have been salvaged, the need for implants, and requires additional surgical procedures.