Gloria A. Worch

Partner
E-mail:  gaw@bbsclaw.com
Direct line: 410-385-8262
Fax number: 410-230-3801

Biography

Gloria A. Worch

As a partner with the firm, Gloria A. Worch focuses her practice on professional malpractice defense. She has successfully represented institutional clients and individual providers in medical malpractice and other complex cases throughout the judicial systems of Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Gloria handles litigation in all its phases including investigation, depositions, motions practice and trial. Her advocacy skills, motivation, effective communication skills and tenacious approach to complex litigation has consistently yielded successful outcomes for her clients.

Gloria has prevailed in numerous dispositive motions, has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and has tried medical malpractice cases to defense verdicts throughout Maryland as well as in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. She represents health care providers with credentialing, privileging, licensing and disciplinary matters. Gloria also provides health law advice to institutional health care providers on issues including peer review and credentialing issues, medical records and documentation issues, as well as HIPAA and other confidentiality issues.

Gloria makes presentations to clients and other attorneys on medical malpractice and health care, medical records issues and medical documentation errors as well as HIPAA and other confidentiality issues.

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Defense

Medical Institutions Law

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law

Juris Doctor,  1993

University of Maryland

Bachelor of Arts, Government and Politics/English, Cum Laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1993
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia, 1996

Memberships, Certifications

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia State Bar Association

Case, Verdicts & Settlements

  • Ebling v. Defendant Hospital. Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiffs alleged multiple physicians and other health care providers inappropriately managed a patient’s endotracheal tube insertion and skin/wound care. Court dismissed case, following successful challenge to Certificate of Merit.
  • Cushman v. Defendant Hospital, et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiffs alleged multiple physicians and other health care providers negligently managed a patient’s Coumadin, allowing supratherapeutic INR levels to cause hemorrhagic stroke and permanent brain damage. Summary Judgment for client.
  • Scott v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiffs filed a wrongful death and survival action alleging that defendants rendered inappropriate treatment in connection with an esophageal stricture. Jury verdict for defense.
  • Stone v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Plaintiffs filed a wrongful death and survival action alleging that defendants failed to timely diagnose and treat gastric volvulus in their decedent. Jury verdict for defense.
  • Jones-Anderson v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiff alleged inappropriate surgical technique in connection with exploratory laparotomy. Summary Judgment for client.
  • Hung v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Howard County. Plaintiffs filed a wrongful death and survival action alleging that that inappropriate radiologic interpretation of brain imaging resulted in a delay in diagnosis and treatment of an epidural hematoma. Jury verdict for defense.
  • Partlow v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiffs alleged that inappropriate radiologic interpretation of spinal imaging resulted in a delay in diagnosis of a cervical spinal fracture. Summary judgment for client.
  • Sprouse v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Charles County. Plaintiffs alleged a delay in diagnosis of appendicitis. Jury Verdict for defense.
  • Jenkins v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiff alleged inappropriate anesthesia management during a surgical procedure, resulted in a prolonged hospitalization, cognitive deficits and other related damages. Summary Judgment for client.
  • Minnick v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Plaintiffs filed a wrongful birth action, advancing allegations of negligence pertaining to a vasectomy procedure performed by defendant. Jury Verdict for defense.
  • Desalegne v. Defendant Doctor, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Plaintiff alleged inappropriate interventional radiology technique during the placement of a Hickman catheter in the inferior vena cava. Summary Judgment for client.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Baltimore, Staff Editor – Law Forum 1991-93
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Business Bankruptcy (1993)

Other Experience

  • Partner – Baxter Baker (2003 – Present)
  • Associate – Baxter Baker (2001 – 2003)
  • Associate –Carr Goodson (1998-2001)
  • Associate – Smith Somerville (1996-1998)
  • Associate – Paulson, Nace & Norwind (1994-1996)
  • Judicial Law Clerk – The Honorable Marvin Steinberg (1993 – 1994)