Sinai Hospital is a part of LifeBridge Health. LifeBridge Health also runs other medical facilities, including Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and LifeBridge Health & Fitness.
Founded in 1866, Sinai has 467 beds. It is located in Baltimore City and serves as a teaching hospital in the areas of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Other departments include Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Urology.Where to File Sinai Hospital Malpractice Lawsuits
The location of a lawsuit has a significant impact on the value of the case. Sinai Hospital is in Baltimore City. Plaintiffs' lawyers will almost invariably file medical malpractice cases in Baltimore because of a conscientious jury pool that historically gives alleged victims a fair shake and quality judges.Types of Lawsuits Filed Against Sinai
This is a sampling of some of the claims brought against Sinai in the last few years:
- Failure to detect signs of early loosening of acetabular cup resulting in revised hip replacement surgery
- Orthopedic malpractice during bilateral knee replacement
- Negligent monitoring in the ICU which caused patient to self-extubate (usually caused by lack of proper sedation or improper use of restraints)
- Failure to properly treat bedsores
- Perforation of small intestine during laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation.
- Hospital fall
- Delay in diagnosis of a ruptured disk at L2-3 leading to paralysis.
- Complications following foot surgery for Achilles tendon rupture
- Mismanagement of hernia repair
- Cardiac catheterization complications leading to death
Sinai is often defended by Francis "Skip" Leary of Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC, a lawyer who has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants. It has also been defended by Thomas Monahan of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP, and Michael J. Baxter of Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
Even good malpractice claims are hard to settle without filing a lawsuit. But, by reputation, Sinai is one of the hospitals where might be useful to open Sinai settlement discussions before filing a lawsuit.Ordering Medical Records from Sinai Hospital
The first step in determining whether you have a medical malpractice case is for you or your lawyer to order medical records. Sinai Hospital records can be obtained from:
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Medical Records Department
2401 West Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21215-5271
- Coleman v. Sinai (2016): false positve tuberculosis test caused victim to stay in hospital isolation for eleven days
- Stapleton v. Sinai (2016): failure to properly monitor oxygen levels of 15 month-old girl, resulting in brain damage
- Harrington v. Sinai (2016): Lap chole da Vinci robot surgical error lawsuit.
- Ferguson v. Sinai (2016): Respiratory and cardiac arrest status after a thyroidectomy (presumably from an airway obstruction after a procedure to remove thyroid glands).
- Newman v. Sinai (2016): Plaintiff's allegations in this case were not reported.
- St. Clair v. Sinai (2016): Misdiagnosis of a perforated bowel during knee surgery.
- Fellerman v. Sinai (2015): Wrongful death from misdiagnosis of abdominal compartment syndrome.
- Fink v. Sinai (2015): Morcellation of endometrial cancer after hysterectomy.