Maryland Lawsuits AgainstFrederick Memorial Hospital Inc

Baltimore, MD 21201

Frederick Memorial Hospital Inc.

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Frederick Memorial, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 34 times and for tort claims 2 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Frederick Memorial, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-07/21/2020.

History of Frederick Memorial Hospital

The facility opened in 1902 after Emma Smith, a lifelong resident of Frederick, MD, raised $8,000 to build a hospital in her hometown. Five years later, the size of the campus had doubled, and today Frederick Memorial Hospital remains the only acute care institution in Frederick County. The hospital is a private, non-profit establishment and one of the top employers in the region with over 2,700 workers.

In October 2019, Frederick Memorial Hospital changed its name to Frederick Health Hospital as part of a rebranding initiative. The umbrella organization that operates the hospital, Frederick Regional Health System, also changed its name to Frederick Health. Several other facilities are part of the Frederick Health network, including Frederick Health Hospice, Frederick Health Employer Solutions, and Frederick Health Home Care.

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Frederick Health Hospital, entered with that exact spelling and using the same metrics listed above, has been sued for medical malpractice 3 times.

Frederick Memorial Hospital in the News

On August 7, 2002, Lester Moser was admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a routine gallbladder removal surgery. But within two weeks of the operation, he died due to egregious deviations from standard medical care, as contended in a lawsuit filed on his behalf by family members. The claim alleged that two days after surgery, Mr. Moser began complaining of severe pain beyond what is expected after a routine procedure. However, the on-duty nurse neglected to report this to his doctor. When the nurse discovered that a post-surgical suction tube had not been inserted in a timely manner and that Mr. Moser had vomited, they once again failed to report the complications to his doctor for appropriate intervention.

Mr. Moser’s condition worsened until he was transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital on August 21, where he died two days later from sepsis and organ failure. Attorney John J. Sellinger of Greenberg & Bederman, LLC represented the Moser family and argued that the communication oversights between Lester Moser’s medical team directly contributed to his fatal post-surgical complications. A Frederick County Circuit Court jury agreed and awarded the family $935,000 following a trial in April 2006.

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Frederick Memorial Hospital/Frederick Health Hospital for medical malpractice are: Salsbury, Clements, Bekman Marder & Adkins LLC, Nash & Associates, L. L. C., and Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP.

As the hospital is based in Frederick County, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Frederick Memorial Hospital/Frederick Health Hospital were in Frederick County Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by Frederick Memorial Hospital/Frederick Health Hospital, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated July 31, 2020

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

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