Baltimore, MD 21215

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Against Sinai Hospital

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Sinai Hospital, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 86 times and for tort claims 39 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Sinai Hospital, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil (Medical Malpractice & Other Tort), Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-06/14/2022.

Sinai Hospital in the News

In May 2022, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of a group of disabled janitors retained by Sinai Hospital who claimed they were denied their right to unionization and collective bargaining. The janitors, who worked for Sinai Hospital as part of its Vocational Services Program (VSP), initially attempted to file for union status with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB reviewed documents submitted by the workers and determined they were eligible for union activity and collective bargaining under federal law. However, Sinai Hospital appealed the decision on the grounds that its VSP members are not employees but rather participants in a “primarily rehabilitative” program and thus ineligible for labor organization.

In a 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Sinai Hospital’s argument. The court’s ruling cited “substantial evidence” submitted by the janitors to the NLRB confirming their status as employees, including records showing they worked the same shift lengths, received equal pay and benefits, and were subject to the same performance standards as colleagues who weren’t considered disabled. By upholding the NLRB’s initial decision, the circuit court agreed that the janitors were engaged in a “typically-industrial” employee-employer relationship with Sinai Hospital and, therefore, eligible for union status.


History of Sinai Hospital

Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital is a Jewish sponsored, non-profit facility with an emphasis on clinical research and teaching.  The hospital trains over 400 medical students from around the world at its Northwest Baltimore campus every year.  In addition to providing acute patient care, Sinai Hospital offers a variety of specialty centers, including the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, and the Cardiovascular Institute.

In 1998, Sinai Hospital joined LifeBridge Health, a nonprofit healthcare system that contains several other medical facilities in the greater Baltimore area. Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, and a number of primary and specialty care offices are all operated by the LifeBridge Health organization.

Statistics about Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

According to Baltimore Business Journal, in 2020, the following was true:

  • 16,993 Admissions
  • 175,470 Outpatient visits
  • 192,463 Admissions and Outpatient visits
This information is from “Hospitals, Ranked by Admissions at Hospitals in Greater Baltimore in 2020” written by Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Business Journal Book of Lists 2021-2022

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Sinai Hospital for medical malpractice are: Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin; Arfaa Law Group; and The Law Office of Gregory W. Jones, LLC. As the hospital is based in Baltimore City, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against the Sinai Hospital were in Baltimore City Circuit Court. If you have been injured by Sinai Hospital, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.


Last updated June 14, 2022

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


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Sinai Hospital Inc
Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc
Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Inc.
Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Incorp.
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Genuit, M.D., Thomas
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