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 42 times and for tort claims 41 times since 2012.  The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows: Company: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil (Medical Malpractice & Other Tort), Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-6/9/2020.

There are several other search variations for Johns Hopkins, such as the Johns Hopkins Health System, Johns Hopkins Health, and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. The Johns Hopkins network also includes a handful of affiliated hospitals across Maryland, including Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Medical malpractice lawsuits are the most common scenario in which Hopkins is a defendant, followed by tort claims. As the hospital is based in Baltimore City, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Johns Hopkins Hospital were in Baltimore City Circuit Court.  However, claims are filed in a variety of circuit courts within the state, likely due to the Hospital’s satellite locations.

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

Statistics on Johns Hopkins Hospital

According to Baltimore Business Journal, in 2018, the following was true:

  • 1,114 beds, licensed
  • 46,559 Admissions
  • 795,409 Outpatient Visits
  • 841,968 Admissions and Outpatient visits
This information is from “Hospitals, Ranked by Admissions at Hospitals in Greater Baltimore in 2018” written by Maria Sieron, Baltimore Business Journal (November 8-14, 2019)

Hopkins Lawsuits in the News

Johns Hopkins made national news in 2013 when it was revealed that Dr. Nikita A. Levy, a gynecologist and obstetrician at Johns Hopkins Community Medicine, had secretly recorded the pelvic exams of thousands of patients over many years. Law enforcement eventually located numerous videos and images of these exams stored on his home computer. Jonathan Schochor of Schochor, Federico and Staton, along with other firms, litigated a class action lawsuit alleging that this sickening breach of trust on the part of Dr. Levy created severe emotional distress for his former patients. Rather than take the case to a jury, in 2014 Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed to pay a settlement of $190 million to over 7,000 women victimized by Dr. Levy.

While Johns Hopkins is more likely to make news as the defendant in a case, the hospital can also be a plaintiff. Recently it received backlash for filing thousands of lawsuits over the last ten years to collect unpaid medical debt from former patients. Many of these patients allege they were disproportionally targeted for litigation because they are African-American and from lower income areas of Baltimore, and that they were never informed by the hospital of their qualification for financial assistance to help cover the cost of their medical care.

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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Includes Following Defendant Names
Johns Hopkins Hospital Inc
Johns Hopkins Hospital, The
THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
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Woods, John M
Seiwell, Natalie Jayne
Runkles, Charles
COHEN, DAVID
Seiwell, Dolores Jean