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Plaintiff(s): ELIJAH BALTAZAR-POWELL (minor); SHAMMAH POWELL; EDWIN BALTAZAR
Defendant(s): ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE, INC. D/B/A SHADY GROVE ADVENTIST HOSPITAL; KENNETH B. DESTEFANO, ESQ.; MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF MARYLAND, LLC; REED P. SEXTER; SHERRI HAMERSLEY, M.D.; SIMMONDS, MARTIN & HELMBRECHT, LLC; THE CORPORATION TRUST, INC.; THOMAS MARTIN, M.D.; ROBERT B. WALTON, M.D.; ALBERT SIMMONDS, M.D.; 0. LAWRENCE STITT, M.D.; PEDIATRIX OF MARYLAND, P.A.; PEDIATRIX MEDICAL GROUP OF THE MID-ATLANTIC, P.C.; EDINA VESZELOVSZKY, M.D.; MADHU NIGAM, M.D.; VANESSA PINEIRO, R.T.
Injury(s): Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (“CDH”); Diaphragm Defect; Acidotic; Pulmonary Hypertension; Permanent Neurological Injury; Hypoxic Respiratory Failure; Cerebral Atrophy; Chronic Respiratory Failure; Hypoxia; Hypercapnia; Abnormal Brain MRI; Gastrostomy Tube Dependence; Seizures; Brain Damage; Cerebral Palsy
Hospital(s): Adventist Healthcare, Inc.; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital; Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates of Maryland, LLC; Simmon, Martin & Helmbrecht, LLC; Pediatrix of Maryland, P.A.; Pediatrix Medical Group of the Mid-Atlantic, P.C.
Procedure(s): Cesarean Section; C-Section Delivery; Fetal MRI; Stabilization Resuscitation; Optimal Gas Exchange; Amniocentesis; Positive Pressure Ventilation; Intubation; French Catheter; Endotracheal Tube ("ET Tube" or "ETT"); Extubation; Tracheostomy; Brain MRI
Count(s): Medical Malpractice; Informed Consent
Summary of Allegations: Defendant didn't provide the standard degree of care and skill in their care and treatment of Plaintiff. Defendant was also obligated to notify Plaintiff adequately and appropriately about the material risks involved in changing the treatment plan. Due to Defendant's failure to fulfill these duties, Plaintiff suffered catastrophic injuries.