According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Anne Arundel Medical Center, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 45 times and for tort claims 1 time since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-06/16/2022.

History of Anne Arundel Medical Center

Founded in 1902 as The Annapolis Emergency Hospital, the facility grew rapidly in its early years from a small renovated farmhouse in downtown Annapolis to an expanded campus with a maternity ward and a 300- bed capacity. By 1959, the hospital had changed its name to Anne Arundel General Hospital and earned accreditation from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. The accelerated growth continued through the next several decades as an intensive care unit, coronary care unit, and a state of the art outpatient IV medication program were added. In 1988, the facility changed its name again to Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC)  and began plans for a large-scale expansion to better accommodate the 16,000 inpatients receiving treatment annually. Construction on the new campus was completed in December 2001.

In September 2019, AAMC officials announced a merger with Doctors Community Hospital to form Luminis Health. Since the merger, the official name of the hospital is Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC). Luminis Health also absorbed Anne Arundel Medical Group, a network of medical facilities in Anne Arundel County that includes primary and specialty satellite offices, imaging centers, and a substance abuse treatment center.

When Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center is entered on Maryland Judiciary Case Search using the same metrics listed above, the case count increases by 5 medical malpractice claims.

Anne Arundel Medical Center in the News

In June 2019 AAMC agreed to remit $3.154 million to the federal government to resolve a lawsuit alleging it engaged in fraudulent medical billing of taxpayer funded programs. The claim was brought by Barbara McHenry, a former AAMC employee turned whistleblower who contended that over a three-year period the facility submitted medically unnecessary claims for blood clotting tests of patients at its Anticoagulation Clinic. As the claims were submitted to federal healthcare agencies such as Medicare, TRICARE, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, AAMC was accused of violating the False Claims Act, a law that places liability on entities that defraud government programs.

Under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provision of the False Claims Act, Barbara McHenry was able to file suit directly against AAMC on behalf of the U.S. government. She received $473,100 as part of the settlement agreement.

Statistics about Anne Arundel Medical Center

According to Baltimore Business Journal, in 2020, the following was true:

  • 28,216 Admissions
  • 166,529 Outpatient visits
  • 151,141 Admissions and Outpatient visits
This information is from “Hospitals, Ranked by Admissions at Hospitals in Greater Baltimore in 2020” written by Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Business Journal Book of Lists 2021-2022

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue AAMC for medical malpractice are: The Cochran Firm; The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl; and Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC. As the hospital is based in Anne Arundel County, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against AAMC were in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by AAMC, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated June 16, 2022

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