Maryland Lawsuits AgainstPENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Salisbury, MD 21801

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Peninsula Regional, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 34 times and for tort claims 3 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Peninsula Regional, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-07/28/2020.

History of Peninsula Regional Medical Center

In 1897, a young doctor named George W. Todd enlisted the help of a powerful state senator and several wealthy businessmen to open Peninsula General Hospital, a six-bed facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. During its first year of service, the hospital treated 83 patients and secured almost $3,000 in profits. More beds were added a few years later, and the campus continued to expand along with the community. Today, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), as it is now known, treats nearly 600,000 people a year while contributing more than $400 million annually to the Salisbury region where it’s based.

The non-profit facility has gained national attention for its state of the art cardiothoracic and joint replacement programs, and remains the only community hospital on the lower Eastern Shore to offer open heart surgery. PRMC is the cornerstone of Peninsula Regional Health System, a network that includes a variety of primary and specialty care centers as well as several labs and pharmacies.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center in the News

PRMC agreed to remit $1.8 million to the federal government in August 2011 as part of a settlement deal to resolve claims of Medicare fraud. A suit was filed after staff members in the office of Dr. John R. McLean, a former star cardiologist at PRMC, presented documentation to senior hospital officials that showed a series of medically unnecessary cardiac stent placements by the doctor. According to the claim, the officials failed to follow up on the evidence and properly monitor the treatment patterns of Dr. McLean. This negligence not only put the safety of patients in jeopardy but also enabled the doctor to violate the False Claims Act, a federal law designed to prevent fraudulent billing of taxpayer funded programs like Medicare.

In addition to paying monetary damages, part of PRMC’s settlement agreement included the appointment of physician executives to monitor billing and quality of care in an effort to prevent further instances of fraud. Shortly before the settlement, Dr. McClean was criminally convicted for his role in the billing scheme and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Some of the major personal injury attorneys that regularly sue PRMC for medical malpractice are: Schochor, Federico And Staton, P.A., The Law Office Of Peter G. Angelos P.C., Otway Russo & Rommel, PC, and Salisbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins.

As the hospital is based in Wicomico County, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against PRMC were in Wicomico County Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by PRMC, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated July 30, 2020

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

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