Maryland Lawsuits AgainstBon Secours Hospital Baltimore Inc

Baltimore, MD 21223

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Bon Secours Hospital, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 17 times and for tort claims 15 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Bon Secours, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-08/10/2020.

Bon Secours Hospital in the News

A lawsuit filed in 2018 alleged that due to poor patient monitoring, a horrible incident could have been prevented. The claim alleged that a man was admitted to the emergency room after threatening to commit suicide and later transferred to the behavioral health/psychiatric department. Two days later blood tests revealed muscle damage and a kidney injury, and he was transferred again to receive medical care. Due to his suicidal intentions, the man’s doctor ordered monitoring by a sitter. Although the sitter was instructed to check on the man every fifteen minutes, the suit contends that shortly after his admittance to the medical unit he was left unsupervised for an extended period and jumped off a fourth story rooftop in a suicide attempt. While he landed on a lower roof and survived the fall, he sustained serious injuries that required a six-month recovery period. The claim went on to allege that hospital staff attempted to conceal their negligence when two nurses provided conflicting written accounts of the event.

History of Bon Secours Hospital 

The facility’s roots date back to the 1870’s, when a group of French nuns known as the Sisters of Bon Secours immigrated to Baltimore and purchased a Civil War era mansion. They transformed it into a convent and provided medical services for the city’s Roman Catholic population until the mansion was demolished in 1884. It wasn’t until 1919 that a philanthropist named George Jenkins provided funds for a new, expanded Roman Catholic hospital in the heart of the city. The mission of the sisters was reinvigorated, and Jenkins named the campus Bon Secours Hospital after their congregation, which translates from French to good help. In the mid 1980’s, the hospital was absorbed by Bon Secours Health System, a non-profit Catholic based medical network.

By 2009, the 125-bed institution had fallen on financial hardship. Many of its patients were uninsured and couldn’t pay for their treatment, and the overwhelmed emergency department regularly surged beyond capacity. Bon Secours’ standing in the medical community plummeted when a 2017 patient Medicare summary awarded it only one star out of five. In 2018 Bon Secours Health System, the parent organization that operated the hospital, merged with Mercy Health of Ohio to form a multi-billion-dollar Catholic health system conglomerate. Only six months later, however, the hospital was acquired by LifeBridge Health, a non-profit health network based in Baltimore. Operations were ceded to LifeBridge on November 1, 2019, ending over a century of affiliation with the Catholic church. A month later the hospital’s name was changed to Grace Medical Center in a rebranding effort.

A search of Maryland Judiciary Case Search for Grace Medical Center using the same metrics listed above yielded no additional cases.

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Bon Secours/ Grace Hospital for medical malpractice are: Dever & Feldstein LLC, Treanor Pope & Hughes, P.A., and Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins LLC. As the hospital is based in Baltimore City, the majority of malpractice cases against it are filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by Bon Secours/Grace Hospital, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated January 12, 2022

All data below is as according to the MD Judiciary, As of: 9/26/2012. Data Policy

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