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Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Baltimore City – January 2019

By Byron Warnken

How Many Personal Injury Lawsuits are Filed in Baltimore?

The exact number of personal injury lawsuits filed in Baltimore can be a difficult number to know exactly.  Personal injury lawsuits are torts – someone or something injures another person.  But not all lawsuits are called “torts” in Maryland’s Judiciary case search (Maryland’s official records kept by the judicial branch.). However, when you really look at the data, you find a lot of information that helps determine how many personal injury lawsuits there are in Baltimore.

As we do every month, the InjuryLawyerDatabase.com pulls the judiciary’s data and analyzes it.  In total, there were more than 5,000 civil actions in Maryland circuit courts in January and nearly as many in February.  This does not mean there were that many personal injury lawsuits, as “civil actions” also means many other things, most notably family law and home foreclosures.

Here is the breakdown for Baltimore City Circuit Court in January of 2019:

  • 974 Total Civil Cases
  • 90 Car Crash Cases (including jury trial prayers)
  • 28 Lead Paint Cases
  • 10 Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 16 Workers’ Compensation Appeals from the Comp Commission
  • 35 Other Tort Cases
  • 14 Asbestos Cases

According to these statistics above, there were 193 personal injury cases in Baltimore in January.  That’s 19.82% of the litigation in Baltimore.  For frame of reference, there were 397 foreclosure actions.

December 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 22 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of December.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases as […]

November 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of November.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases as […]

October 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of October in and around Baltimore.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics […]

September 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of September in and around Baltimore.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics […]

Baltimore Area Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in August 2018

By Byron Warnken

There were about 23 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of August.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list […]

July 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were 15 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of July in and around Baltimore that we listed below.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa. The following 6 lawsuits were filed against hospitals, or listed hospitals as co-defendants: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER Wanda […]

June 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 25 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of June.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list […]

May 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 17 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of May.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list […]

April 2018 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In and Around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were about 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of April.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list […]