Maryland Lawsuits AgainstSt Joseph Medical Center Inc

Baltimore, MD 21204

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, St Joseph Medical Center, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 175 times and for tort claims 10 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: St Joseph Medical Center, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-6/18/2020.

The Facility

A 300-bed medical center located in Towson, MD, St. Joseph Medical Center was founded in 1864 under a firm faith based, Catholic mission statement that is still observed today. In 1996 the hospital was absorbed by Catholic Health Initiatives (CIH), a conglomerate of several Catholic health care systems. CIH continued to own and operate the facility until 2012, when it was acquired by the University of Maryland Medical System following an extended period of financial hardship. The monetary losses were due in large part to class action litigation filed against Dr. Mark Midei, a world- renowned cardiologist who built up a large practice at St. Joseph. In 2009, hundreds of his patients were informed that heart stents he recommended and placed were potentially unnecessary, and his medical license was eventually revoked. In 2014, a group of his former patients represented by William H. Murphy of Murphy Falcon & Murthy and The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos P.C. were awarded a $37 million settlement by a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge.

While the official name of the facility is University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, when this title is entered on Maryland Judiciary Case Search using the same metrics listed above, the case count remains the same.  You can find lawsuits against the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation here.

St. Joseph Lawsuits in the News

In 2017, Katrina Dennis went to an urgent care facility complaining of back pain and was sent to a nearby emergency room for further testing. There, she received the devastating news that she had advanced breast cancer. The disease had spread to her blood, bones, and internal organs, rendering the chances of recovery unlikely. Dennis, a prominent Baltimore area corporate attorney, had been treated for an early stage breast tumor two years earlier at St. Joseph Medical Center. She contended the surgeon who removed the tumor, Dr. Michael Schultz, did not adequately explain to her that pre-operative testing indicated a possible spread of malignant cells, thereby leading her to believe her cancer had been cured. Dennis also alleged that Schultz and other medical staff members at St. Joseph dissuaded her from taking Tamoxifen, a potentially life-saving drug that can prevent the spread of cancer cells after tumor removal surgery.

Following her terminal diagnosis, Dennis filed a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking $24 million in damages from Dr. Schultz and St. Joseph Medical Center. In August of 2019, the case went to trial in the Baltimore County Circuit Court and was scheduled to last two weeks. However, a week into the trial, Dennis died from complications of late stage breast cancer. The presiding judge declared a mistrial and dismissed the case, a decision that Dennis’ attorney Robert Weltchek of Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek did not oppose.

Satellite Locations

There are several satellite locations affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center, including the St. Joseph Medical Group, a network of physicians that provide primary and specialty care throughout the Baltimore area. Medical malpractice lawsuits are the most common scenario in which St. Joseph Medical Center is a defendant, followed by tort claims. As the hospital is based in Baltimore County, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against St. Joseph Medical Center were in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Some of the major personal injury firms that regularly sue St. Joseph Medical Center for medical malpractice are: Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP, DeGeorge & Grove, P.A., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC, and Brown Goldstein & Levy LLP. If you have been injured by St. Joseph Medical Center, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated June 25, 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
SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL
Saint Joseph Hospital Inc
Saint Joseph Medical Center Inc
St Joseph Hospital Medical Center
St Joseph Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center Inc
St. Joseph Medical Center Inc.
St. Joseph Medical Center, Inc
St. Joseph Medical Center, Inc.
ST. JOSPEH MEDICAL CENTER INC
Common Co-defendants
Midei, Mark
Mastali, Kourosh
Collerius, Andrea
Ahmed, Rafique
Marave, Jerome S