Maryland Lawsuits AgainstJohns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD 21205

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Johns Hopkins Hospital, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 7 times and 36 times for tort claims since 2012. A separate search, within the same timeframe, shows that Johns Hopkins Bayview, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 4 times and 20 times for tort claims.

There are other search variations for Johns Hopkins such as Johns Hopkins Health System, Johns Hopkins Health, and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.  Medical malpractice lawsuits are the most common circumstance in which Hopkins is a defendant. Considering the hospital is based in Baltimore City, the majority of cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Johns Hopkins Hospital were in Baltimore City Circuit Court.  Claims are, however, filed in a variety of circuit courts, likely because of the Hospital’s satellite locations.

Some of the big name personal injury firms that sue Johns Hopkins Hospital for medical malpractice are: Schochor, Frederico & Staton, Salsbury, Clements, Bekman Marder & Adkins, Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, Ashcraft & Gerel, the Law Office Of Peter G. Angelos, and the Law Offices Of Spector & Kopec. If you have been injured by Johns Hopkins Hospital, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Hopkins Lawsuits in the News

Hopkins recently made headlines for the case involving Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist and obstetrician for Johns Hopkins Community Medicine. Dr. Levy was found guilty of recording more than 7,000 of his patients during their pelvic exams. The class-action suit, litigated by Schochor, Frederico & Staton, among others, was settled in the summer of 2014 for $190 million.

In 2012, Hopkins made news for the medical malpractice case, entitled Martinez v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which had a record-setting jury verdict of $55 million. The family’s son, Enzo, sustained permanent injuries after doctors failed to perform an emergency cesarean section.

While Johns Hopkins is more likely to make news as the defendant in a case, the hospital can also be the plaintiff. Johns Hopkins Hospital most commonly sues other parties for contract and guardianship-person & property claims.

Last updated July 23, 2015

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

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