Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Filed in May 2017

  1. Wallace v. Heritage Center (filed May 1, 2017): This is a failure to prevent fall in a nursing home case filed by the daughter of the woman who fell who died six months later of unrelated causes. The decedent was a fall risk who fell while being only "partially assisted" by a staff member on her way to a bedside commode. The daughter also alleges that it took seven hours before an x-ray was performed of her fracture "left lower extremity."

  2. Rich v. MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (filed May 1, 2017): This is another nursing home pressure ulcer case with a twist. The plaintiff needs his right middle toe amputated for ulcerations that were not related to the negligence claim. The lawsuit, which was filed pro se, alleges that the failure to clean and dress the wound led to the amputation of the plaintiff's fourth and fifth toes.

  3. Mayhew v. Chesapeake Eye and Laser Center (filed May 2, 2017): This is an odd case involving a slip and fall at an ophthalmologist's office in Annapolis. The patient fell during a trip to the bathroom after getting her eyes dilated.

  4. Abrams v. FutureCare Lochearn (filed May 3, 2017): This is a classic wrongful death bedsore case filed in Baltimore City filed FutureCare. The lawsuit alleges that decedent died because FutureCare failed to do the turning, positioning and pressure reduction inventions in the face of the resident's growing bedsore.

  5. Hazlett v. Patient First (filed May 3, 2017): This is wrongful death case against Patient First in Baltimore City alleging that the doctor misdiagnosed classic signs of a heart attack as GI symptoms.

  6. Milad v. Mercy Medical Center (filed May 4, 2017): This is a wrongful death case filed in Baltimore City alleging that a woman died because her mechanical ventilation was prematurely discontinued after surgery.

  7. Dennin v. Tower Radiology (filed May 4, 2017): Wrongful death case in Charles County for failing to diagnose and treat ovarian cancer.

  8. Logue v. Patient First (filed May 4, 2017): This second wrongful death lawsuit filed against Patient First in a three-day span. This case also alleges that the decedent was improperly cleared for surgery. This case involved the patient's respiratory/pulmonary workup before a tonsillectomy and septoplasty.

  9. Schafer v. Chesapeake Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center (filed May 4, 2017): After a failure to prescribe antibiotics to treat an infected laceration, this medical malpractice case was filed in Anne Arundel County.

  10. Konstandinidis v. Montgomery General Hospital (filed May 5, 2017): Medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Montgomery General Hospital, Chesapeake Urology Associates, and two defendant doctors who caused a severe mucosal avulsion injury to the patient’s ureter during a ureteral stone removal procedure.

  11. Carpenter v. Peninsula Regional Medical Center (filed May 5, 2017): A 3-year-old in Wicomico County suffered fatal complications, including an emergency room explosion and sepsis, from tonsil removal surgery. This wrongful death case was filed against Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Children’s National Medical Center.

  12. Baker v. SSC Baltimore Operating Company LLC (filed May 5, 2017): A negligence lawsuit filed in Baltimore City after a woman suffers a femur fracture while being assisted from a chair to her bed by a member of the nursing staff at Overlea Health and Rehabilitation Center.

  13. Carroll v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed May 8, 2017): A woman suffered fatal liver injuries during an allegedly blind pericardiocentesis procedure to drain the buildup of fluid around her heart. This wrongful death lawsuit was filed by her estate in Baltimore City.

  14. Czajkowski v. University of Maryland Midtown Health Inc. (filed May 8, 2017): A woman underwent a craniotomy and suffered permanent damage, requiring 24-hour care, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury due to a fall at UMMC. This malpractice lawsuit includes allegations of an inappropriate reduction in the woman’s fall risk assessment status and the subsequent reduction in fall prevention measures.

  15. Butts v. Children’s Dental Office, P.A. (filed May 9, 2017): This dental malpractice lawsuit was filed in Anne Arundel County after the defendant dentists failed to recognize the obstruction to a girl’s upper canine teeth in a timely manner. If the girl’s baby canine teeth had been removed earlier, the surgical removal of her impacted adult canines and dental implants could have been avoided.

  16. Lindgren v. Johns Hopkins Hospital (filed May 10, 2017): A birth injury malpractice suit filed in Baltimore City after an infant was born with preventable Erb’s palsy, caused by the defendant doctor’s negligent delivery.

  17. Claimant v. Planned Parenthood (filed May 10, 2017): This abortion medical malpractice lawsuit was filed in Montgomery County when a dilation and evacuation procedure at Planned Parenthood resulted in severe abdominal injuries, including damage to the uterus, ovary, fallopian tube, and appendix.

  18. Broadwater v. Maxim Healthcare Services (filed May 11, 2017): A home nurse failed to replace or reposition the permanent endotracheal tube of a four-year-old child with Trisomy 18. The nurse’s negligence resulted in the child’s death.

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