Maryland Lawsuits AgainstMercy Medical Center Inc

Baltimore, MD 21201

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Against Mercy

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Mercy Medical Center, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 66 times and for tort claims 33 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Mercy Medical Center, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-07/15/2020.

Mercy Medical Center in the News

Recently there have been several malpractice lawsuits filed against Mercy Medical Center involving inappropriately administered anesthesia. In 2017, a woman who underwent a double mastectomy surgery at the hospital died when doctors removed her anesthesia intubation tube upon completion of the operation. According to the filing, she was removed from the anesthesia ventilation system too soon after the lengthy surgery, causing her oxygen saturation levels and heart rate to plummet. The suit also contends that doctors neglected to reintubate the patient when her vital signs began to destabilize, a decision that potentially cost her life.

Mercy Medical Center found itself the defendant in another medical malpractice claim involving anesthesia a year later. A man admitted to the hospital for a routine hip replacement filed suit after he was allegedly administered an overdose of spinal anesthesia. Despite a rapid drop in heart rate and oxygen saturation levels shortly after receiving the anesthesia injection, the lawsuit alleges that doctors failed to respond to these warning signs for over 30 minutes until he stopped breathing and an emergency code was finally called. Upon resuscitation, the patient was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where it was discovered he had sustained permanent brain damage due to insufficient oxygen intake after the anesthesia overdose. The patient’s suit claims that the negligence of his doctors in adequately dosing and monitoring the effects of the anesthesia directly caused the brain injury.

History of Mercy Medical Center

In 1874, a small group of Catholic nuns assumed operations of a struggling health clinic named Baltimore City Hospital. The facility’s mission was to provide clinical training for physicians and offer treatment for Baltimore’s low income residents, but it soon became evident that poor leadership and the absence of a nursing program limited the hospital’s reach in the community.

The nuns, part of a sect known as the Sisters of Mercy, established a nursing school on the hospital’s campus that opened in 1899. After changing the facility’s name to Mercy Hospital in 1909, the Sisters of Mercy expanded their focus on clinical instruction and forged a physician education affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine that has continued for over a century. Today, Mercy Medical Center, as the hospital is now called, retains a strong reputation for its training programs while adhering to the Catholic tenets of its founders.

Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services, Inc., a health care corporation that also operates Stella Maris, a geriatric care facility in Baltimore County. The hospital also has several primary and specialty care satellite locations, including Mercy Personal Physicians and DaVita Dialysis Service.

Statistics about Mercy Medical Center

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

  • 174 beds, licensed
  • 16,127 Admissions
  • 258,536 Outpatient visits
  • 274,663 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)

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Mercy Medical Center for medical malpractice are: Wais, Vogelstein & Bedigian, Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, and Schochor, Federico And Staton. As the hospital is based in Baltimore City, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Mercy Medical Center were in Baltimore City Circuit Court. If you have been injured by Mercy Medical Center, 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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MERCY HEALTH SERVICES INC
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Mercy Medical Center Inc.
Mercy Medical Center, Inc
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Common Co-defendants
Abdo, Hatem S
Prevas, M.D., William P
Whitten, M.D., Thomas V.
JAEGER, M.D., BARBARA M
Mudd, M.D., Janna