Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Malpractice Lawsuits

This page discusses medical malpractice claims against Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.  Most people still call this hospital Shady Grove Adventist Hospital despite the fact the name was changed over five years ago.

Background of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 

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 24 hour 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.

The hospital offers acute hospital care, rehabilitation, mental and behavioral health services, home care, and wellness services. It employs over 6,000 employees and have 331 beds.  It has a Level 3 NICU.  

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. 

This hospital has a B grade from Leapfrog which seems about right to our medical malpractice lawyers.  It is not a bad hospital by any means. (The hospital apparently did a pretty good job during the height of COVID.) But it is not an exceptional hospital in a state that has many exceptional hospitals.   

Verdicts & Settlements Involving Adventist Healthcare

As you will see below, 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 malpractice lawsuits.

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 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 states 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.

  • 2019: Petrilli v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical malpractice case involving failure to properly monitor patient
  • 2019: Huincao v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - medical negligence case arising from failure to prevent solid food from entering the patient's all puree-diet 
  • 2018: Bragin v. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital - birth injury case alleging the baby was in distress and needed an immediate c-section
  • 2018: Anonymous v. Shady Grove Adventist Hosptial - failure to commit that led to a suicide attempt that resulted in a double foot amputation
  • 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
This hospital is typically defended by Armstrong Donohue & Ceppos in medical malpractice lawsuits. This Rockville law firm with 16 or so lawyers focuses on defending doctors and hospitals accused of medical malpractice.

Obtaining a Lawyer for Your Hospital Malpractice Claim

If you were treated at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and have been seriously injured, contact Miller and Zois at 800-553-8082 or go online for a free case consultation. We have a long history of large verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases.

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