Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Malpractice Claims

Background

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, in Rockville, provides emergency center care to more than 150,000 patients per year. At the ER, their skilled emergency care services include expert cardiologists and 24hour access to imaging and lab services as well as specialized pediatric emergency care. The hospital has the first and most experienced Pediatric Emergency Department in Montgomery County. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit opened in 1996.

In 2006, a second ER location in Germantown (Adventist HealthCare Germantown Emergency) was opened on Route 118. Patients who go here and need to be admitted to the hospital are then transferred to Adventist Shady Grove Medical Center. Shady Grove Adventist also has a Forensic Medical Unit for victims of violence to receive confidential medical care.

In May 2016, Shady Grove Adventist received two awards from the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association for their stroke care. The first award recognized their adherence to a hospital program focusing on improving stroke care by using the latest scientific treatment guidelines. To earn the award, the hospital achieved at least 85% compliance with the standards of the program for over 24 months. The second award the hospital earned is the American Heart Association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This focuses on the short time period between when a patient first gets to the hospital and when the doctor begins treatment with clot-dissolving medications. This is key in stroke care because providing medication within three hours after symptoms begin significantly reduces the effects of a stroke.

Shady Grove Adventist is also recognized as a Primary Stroke Center by the MD Institute for Emergency Medical Services for over five years. In addition, the hospital offers acute hospital care, rehabilitation, mental and behavioral health services, home care, and wellness services. They employee over 6,000 employees and have 331 beds. According to the U.S. News & World Report, the most common procedures and conditions treated at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital are abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer, heart failure, hip and knee replacements, and lung cancer. Shady Grove Adventist Legal Defense Team

Shady Grove Adventist is usually defended by Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan, & Rhoades, a Rockville law firm with 16 or so lawyers that focus on defending doctors and hospitals accused of medical malpractice.

Verdicts & Settlements Involving Adventist Healthcare

As you will see belo, Shady Grove sees its fair share of medical malpractice lawsuits. But is hard to find cases against Shady Grove Adventist Hospital that resulted in a verdict. Certainly, it does not appear Shady Grove is racing to the courthouse steps to try these cases.

Below is one verdict against Adventist Healthcare, which controls five hospitals of which Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a part.

  • 2006, Maryland: $3,202,700 Verdict. A woman goes to Laurel Regional Hospital with shortness of breath and three days later she is transferred to Washington Adventist Hospital for a cardiac evaluation. The doctor finds coronary artery disease and pulmonary hypertension, and recommends that the she has cardiac bypass. This surgery is performed while her heart is still beating, without a heart-lung machine. After the procedure, the doctor orders a routine chest x-ray that reveals that the catheter is in an improper location. The doctor adjusts it, waits a few moments, and then adjusts it again. After this, the woman has bright red blood coming from a tube, causing the doctor to believe she is suffering from a pulmonary artery rupture. He then calls the anesthesiologist who places a tube, and then he prescribes medication to reduce her blood pressure. The doctor states that he informed the doctor who performed the bypass of the issue, but he was away from the hospital. He is unsuccessful in locating the origin of the bleeding, but the physician's state that the patient's bleeding spontaneously stopped. Three days later, she leaves the ICU after x-rays reveal no indication of continued bleeding. She takes medication for pain and to prevent blood clots (Plavix and Lovenox). She had not received aspirin since a day after the incident, and she subsequently begins coughing up a significant amount of blood, becomes pale, and has a drop in blood pressure. This leads to her death. Her estate alleges that the examinations during the operation and after were negligent, and further that the doctor's administered the wrong medications. The defendants argue they were not negligent and that the woman was contributorily negligent. A jury awards the woman's estate $3,202,700.
Cases Filed Against Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Below are some cases that have been filed recently against Shady Grove, accompanied by a short summary of the allegations when available.

  • 2017: Anonymous v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital -- pro se complaint alleging malpractice and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • 2017: Pozo v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - an anesthesia malpractice lawsuit
  • 2016: Beckley v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice case arising from alleged failure to properly treat sepsis leading to brain damage
  • 2016: Regina v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2016: Singh v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2016: Siddiqui v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2016: Beasley v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2016: Wells v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2015: Quick v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - wrongful death medical malpractice case arising from cardiopulmonary arrest, delayed resuscitation, and death of a patient
  • 2015: Sivasailam v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2015: Malaba v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2014: Nah v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - wrongful death medical malpractice claim arising from the failure to properly treat a heat-related injury
  • 2014: Whalen v. Adventist Healthcare - medical malpractice wrongful death case due to failure to diagnose and treat a brain bleed
  • 2014: Bernstein v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - wrongful death and negligence
  • 2014: Vidal v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2014: Armstrong v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice wrongful death case due to the failure to properly treat plaintiff's spine
  • 2014: Sabally v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2014: Tyler-Simms v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice case arising from the alleged failure to withdraw care & permit the representatives to make health care decisions
  • Emergency Room 2014: Quick v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Brown v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: McGlone v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Reinstein v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Bikele v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Okoro v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Miller v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2013: Denzel v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2012: Cardinale v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - wrongful death claim due to alleged improper placement of a catheter
  • 2012: Hennings v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2012: Hutchins v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2012: Koontz v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice case due to failure to properly diagnose and treat plaintiff, including misreading radiological tests
  • 2012: Kephart v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - wrongful death medical malpractice
  • 2011: Tolson v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice case involving the failure to treat hyperinsulinism in a newborn
  • 2011: Vechery v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2011: Handoku v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2011: Killian v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice
  • 2011: Reinhart v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice claim after an ICU patient became detached from their ventilator
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