Maryland Lawsuits AgainstUnion Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD 21218

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Union Memorial Hospital, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 4 times and for tort claims 8 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Union Memorial Hospital, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-6/28/2020.

The Facility 

Founded in 1855 as the Union Protestant Infirmary, the hospital quickly expanded from a 20-bed building to one of the busiest medical centers in Baltimore. Renamed Union Memorial Hospital in 1920, it became one of the first facilities to specialize in orthopedic surgery. By the end of WWII, Union Memorial was recognized as a national leader in orthopedics, and it maintains a strong reputation in the field today. In 1998 the hospital merged with Medlantic Healthcare Group/Helix Health, a non-profit healthcare organization that operates several other medical centers throughout Maryland. The system was renamed Medstar Health in 1999, and in 2012 Union Memorial Hospital was renamed Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.

When Medstar Union Memorial Hospital is entered on Maryland Judiciary Case Search using the same metrics listed above, the case count increases by 6 medical malpractice claims.

Union Memorial Hospital Lawsuits in the News

In March 2019, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital agreed to pay the U.S. government $35 million to resolve litigation alleging that its star cardiologist, Dr. John Wang, engaged in financial misconduct. The settlement, which also addressed a separate lawsuit against Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center involving illegal kickbacks, was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office after former patients of Wang accused him of performing medically unnecessary stent placement procedures and then submitting claims for those procedures to Medicare. Such conduct, the suit argued, not only amounted to theft from taxpayers but also violated the False Claims Act, a law designed to protect patients from unwarranted and potentially dangerous medical treatment that can stem from unethical billing practices.

Satellite Locations

In addition to its main downtown Baltimore campus, Union Memorial has several primary and orthopedic specialty care locations scattered throughout the metro area.

Statistics about Union Memorial Hospital

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

  • 185 beds, licensed
  • 10,923 Admissions
  • 111.903 Outpatient visits
  • 122,826 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 Union Memorial for medical malpractice are: Alison Koehler, Gary Wais, Kerry Staton, Mark Herman, Philip Federico, and Jonathan Schochor.  As the hospital is based in Baltimore City, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against Union Memorial were in Baltimore City Circuit Court. If you have been injured by Union Memorial, 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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