Maryland Lawsuits AgainstErickson Living

Baltimore, MD 21228


According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Erickson Living, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for 8 medical malpractice and 3 tort claims times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Erickson Living, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-08/18/2020.

History of Erickson Living 

In 1981, a wealthy Florida mobile home park owner named John Erickson was on a business trip to Washington, D.C. when he heard about a nearby seminary that had recently put its 110-acre property up for sale. Intrigued by the prospect of expanding his business into a new region, Erickson toured the grounds of the school in suburban Baltimore. He envisioned the site as a state of the art retirement community and immediately set to work securing funding and finalizing design plans for the campus. By December 1983, Charlestown Retirement Community welcomed 200 residents to their one bedroom apartment units.

Erickson’s concept for the property was a groundbreaking one at the time. For most of the 20th century, Florida reigned as one of the nation’s top retirement destinations due to its warm climate and low tax rates. But there remained a subset of senior citizens across the country who preferred to remain in their home, even if they had the financial means to move to an assisted living community.  Erickson hoped that his new company Senior Campus Living (SCL) could capture this demographic by creating a national chain of retirement complexes that freed occupants from the burdens of home ownership while offering superior healthcare and all the amenities of a neighborhood town.

As the Charlestown Retirement Community exploded in popularity, SCL began an aggressive expansion campaign. By the mid 2000’s similar campuses had opened in 11 states along the I-95 corridor. A company name change was also implemented and SCL became Erickson Retirement Communities (ERC). By 2009, however, the organization was in a financial tailspin and forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The investment firm that purchased most of the company’s assets, Redwood Capital Investments, rebranded it as a subsidiary under the new name Erickson Living. Today it is consistently ranked as one of the premier senior living providers in the nation while housing tens of thousands of retirees.

Erickson Living in the News

In March 2020 Erickson Living Management, LLC, a branch of Erickson Living, agreed to a payment of $151,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging workplace retaliation. The suit contended that a top Erickson Living director felt that a subordinate employee had been treated unfairly due to their disability. She reported these concerns to a human resources representative even while acknowledging her fear of retaliation from the company. Shortly after making her complaint both the director and her subordinate employee were terminated, putatively as part of an internal reorganization. However, the EEOC maintained in its lawsuit that retaliation for the discrimination accusation was the root cause of the terminations. Such alleged actions are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which bars retaliation against employees who report discrimination in the workplace.

As part of the settlement, Erickson Living agreed to prevent any further instances of retaliation by providing companywide education on the ADA, posting anti-discrimination notices on its properties, and reporting its management of potential disability discrimination to the EEOC.

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Erickson Living for medical malpractice are: Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins LLC, Robert D Ahlstrom P A, and Law Offices Of Peter G. Angelos, P C. As the company is headquartered in Baltimore County, most malpractice cases against it are filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by Erickson Living, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.


Last updated August 23, 2020

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