Maryland Lawsuits AgainstGreater Baltimore Medical Center Inc

Towson, MD 21204

According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 83 times and for tort claims 17 times since 2012. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows:  Company: Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil (Medical Malpractice & Other Tort), Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 9/26/2012-6/10/2022.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Lawsuits in the News

In December 2020, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) was the target of a large-scale ransomware attack that debilitated its technology-based systems for nearly a month. The incident reportedly crippled phone networks, electronic medical record files, and scheduling software at GBMC’s main hospital campus as well as its satellite facility Gilchrist Hospice Care. GBMC administrators declined to discuss specific details of the attack. Information related to the ransom demand, the extent of technology grid breach, and whether patient medical records had been compromised were not released to the general public. But officials did confirm that GBMC’s telephone systems were down for an extended period and that some medical procedures had to be rescheduled. In addition, an anonymous source indicated the attack was severe and forced medical staff to temporarily revert to paper record-keeping, setting the hospital back “decades” amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Facility

GBMC was created in 1960 with the merging of two hospitals: The Hospital for Women of Maryland in Baltimore City and Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital. By 1965, a new campus combining both hospitals was opened in Towson and began serving the community as GBMC. The facility offers general acute care as well as a variety of specialized treatments, and its women’s services, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology departments have an especially strong reputation. GBMC and all of its satellite and affiliate locations is owned and operated by GBMC HealthCare, a private, non-profit corporation.

Satellite Locations

In addition to its main Towson campus, GBMC has several primary and specialty care locations scattered around Baltimore and the surrounding areas. GBMC HealthCare also owns and operates Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest non-profit hospice system in Maryland.

Statistics on Greater Baltimore Medical Center

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

  • 19,988 Admissions
  • 122,889 Outpatient Visits
  • 142,877 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 law firms that regularly sue GBMC for medical malpractice are: Salsbury Sullivan, LLC; Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC; Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt, LLC;  and Schochor, Federico & Staton, PA. As the hospital is based in Baltimore County, most of the cases filed in the Maryland circuit court system against GBMC were in Baltimore County Circuit Court. When cases are filed in other counties and Baltimore City, the venue is frequently changed to Baltimore County. If you have been injured by GBMC, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.


Last updated June 10, 2022

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

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