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 42 times for tort claims since 2012. A separate search, within the same timeframe, shows that Johns Hopkins Bayview, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 31 times and 23 times for tort claims.

There are other search variations for Johns Hopkins such as Johns Hopkins Health System, Johns Hopkins Health, and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.  Medical malpractice lawsuits are the most common circumstance in which Hopkins is a defendant. Considering the hospital is based in Baltimore City, the majority of cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Johns Hopkins Hospital were in Baltimore City Circuit Court.  Claims are, however, filed in a variety of circuit courts, likely because of the Hospital’s satellite locations.

Some of the big name personal injury firms that sue Johns Hopkins Hospital for medical malpractice are: Schochor, Frederico & Staton, Salsbury, Clements, Bekman Marder & Adkins, Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, Ashcraft & Gerel, the Law Office Of Peter G. Angelos, and the Law Offices Of Spector & Kopec. If you have been injured by Johns Hopkins Hospital, you should contact a personal injury 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

Recently, Johns Hopkins Bayview was involved in a medical malpractice case in 2019. This case involved Erica Byrom, a 16-year-old mother, who gave birth to her new daughter, Zubida Byrom, who suffered from brain injuries upon birth. When admitted to the hospital, Erica had dangerously high blood pressure due to preeclampsia, and the doctors looking after her, informed her that her baby wold suffer brain injuries. Upon hearing this prognosis, Erica went without a cesarean section, which her attorneys would later call mistaken, resulting in lasting brain injuries on her newborn daughter. Erica was awarded roughly $200 million when the jury sided with the new mother.

Another case involving Johns Hopkins, includes Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist and obstetrician for Johns Hopkins Community Medicine. Dr. Levy was found guilty of recording more than 7,000 of his patients during their pelvic exams. The class-action suit, litigated by Schochor, Frederico & Staton, among others, was settled in the summer of 2014 for $190 million.

In 2012, Hopkins made news for the medical malpractice case, entitled Martinez v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which had a record-setting jury verdict of $55 million. The family’s son, Enzo, sustained permanent injuries after doctors failed to perform an emergency cesarean section.

While Johns Hopkins is more likely to make news as the defendant in a case, the hospital can also be the plaintiff. Johns Hopkins Hospital most commonly sues other parties for contract and guardianship-person & property claims.

Last updated November 14, 2019

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

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Woods, John M
Seiwell, Natalie Jayne
Runkles, Charles
Seiwell, Dolores Jean