Maryland Lawsuits AgainstUniversity Of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore, MD 21201


According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Corporation, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 89 times and for tort claims 40 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil (Medical Malpractice & Other Tort), Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-06/10/2022.

History of UMMS Corporation

Founded in 1984 as a private, non-profit organization, the UMMS Corporation owns and operates a network of 13 hospitals and more than 150 primary and specialty care locations across Maryland. The oldest facility in the UMMS Corporation is the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), a clinical teaching hospital established in 1823 as the Baltimore Infirmary. It merged with the University of Maryland in 1920 and has since expanded into a 16-square block complex in downtown Baltimore, with a secondary campus in the midtown area of the city. Recognized internationally for its training and research programs, UMMS treats over 200,000 patients a year and instructs nearly half of all physicians practicing in the state.

Other facilities contained in the UMMS Corporation include the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute. Several large physician practices are part of the system as well, such as University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Services. In total, over 25,000 people work for the UMMS Corporation, making it one of the largest private employers in Maryland.

UMMS Corporation Lawsuits in the News

In July 2021, several plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in federal Baltimore district court alleging that UMMS violated fiduciary laws when implementing its retirement contribution plans. The lawsuit, which appears to be pending, maintains that sponsors of the UMMS 401 Defined Contribution plan and the UMMS Voluntary 403 plan failed to provide the most cost-effective and high-performing investment options. The plaintiffs are also accusing UMMS of choosing benefit administrator companies that charged excessive fees and knowingly advised plan participants to invest in “obscenely high fee, chronically underperforming” options that paid kickbacks to the administrator companies.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs lost millions of dollars in retirement funds due to negligence on the part of UMMS in properly vetting and administering its contribution program. The suit also claims that UMMS’ failure to adequately monitor the funds invested by its employees is a violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Established in 1974, ERISA is a federal statute outlining required standards of duty for employee retirement plans to protect investor funds.

Statistics about University of Maryland Medical System Corporation

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

  • 2,487 beds, licensed
  • $4.36 billion total net operating revenue
  • 24,797 Baltimore area staff
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 the UMMS Corporation for medical malpractice are: Brown & Barron LLC; Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC; and The Valente Law Group. As the organization is based in Baltimore City, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against the UMMS Corporation were in Baltimore City Circuit Court. If you have been injured by the UMMS Corporation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated July 7, 2022

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

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University Of Maryland Medical System, Inc.
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DeShields, M.D., Dennis M.