Calvert Memorial Hospital | Medical Malpractice Claims

Background

Calvert Memorial Hospital is a part of the Calvert Health System and is a private, not-for-profit, community-owned hospital. It has been in operation for more than 90 years, as it opened in 1919 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. The hospital currently employs 267 physicians and 1,000 employees. The hospital offers a range of services from acute, critical care to rehabilitation and home health services.

Calvert Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department uses a "direct-to-bed" approach. This means patients who arrive at the ER will not have to wait in the triage area out front. The nurse, doctor, and medical technician evaluate the patient together to help avoid separate steps after a patient arrives at the ER. They also use a "rapid medical evaluation" process if the ER does not have beds available, which gives providers the opportunity to see patients soon after triage to order tests and treatment to help reduce the patient's wait time.

In addition to the ER, Calvert Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services, including:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care (including anticoagulation clinic, cardiac catheterization, support services, and cardiac rehabilitation)
  • Community Wellness
  • Critical Care
  • Diabetes Services
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Endoscopy Services
  • Family Birth Center
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Laboratory Services
  • Neuroscience
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Outpatient Rehab (including sports injury, neurological, pre and post-surgical, upper extremity, pediatric, lymphedema, and others)
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric and Family Care
  • Pulmonary Care
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Surgical Services
  • Transitional Care Unit
  • Vascular Services
  • Women's Health
  • Wound Care

The Endoscopy Center is one of the most comprehensive gastroenterological care facilities in the region, with three board-certified gastroenterologists and updated technology. The center performed about 3,500 endoscopic procedures last year. 

Calvert Memorial Hospital has been a Primary Stroke Center, designated by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, since 2008, and treated 248 patients last year who experienced strokes. Additionally, there were more than 6,000 surgeries done by the 21 active surgeons at Calvert Memorial Hospital last year. The "specialty" surgeries at the hospital include neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, cancer surgery, laparoscopic procedures, cardiovascular procedures, oral/maxillofacial surgery, and otolaryngology.

Calvert Memorial Hospital has earned many rewards for patient care. In 2016, the hospital earned a 5-Star Distinction for Excellence in Treating Heart Failure and a 5-Star Distinction for Excellence in Treating Pneumonia. Also in 2016, it earned the Gold Plus Award for the fifth time for stroke treatment. 

In 2015, Calvert Memorial was recognized in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide as a leader in patient safety, earning the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award in addition to a Most Wired award by the American Hospital Association. Calvert Memorial Hospital was named one of the best regional hospitals for geriatrics by the U.S. News and World Report in 2012-2013, and the Transitional Care Unit received a 5-Star Rating in 2012 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In addition to the main hospital, Calvert Hospital has medical offices in Dunkirk, Solomons, Twin Beaches, and Prince Frederick. Calvert Memorial Hospital is affiliated with Calvert Medical Imaging Center, Calvert Physician Associates, Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency, Chesapeake Potomac Regional Cancer Centers, and Urgent Care Centers.

Calvert Memorial Hospital is in the process of expanding. Expansion plans include adding 50,000 square feet. The plan is a new three-story patient tower with 40 new private rooms as well as an 18-bed outpatient observation unit. This $51 million project is set to begin in summer 2017 and conclude in 2020. You can expect that area of Prince Frederick to be a construction zone during those three years.

Calvert Memorial Hospital - Legal Defense Team

Lawyers at Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos and Vaughan in Rockville have defended Calvert Memorial Hospital in the past as well as Goodell, Devries, Leech and Dann in Baltimore.

Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) provides ER services at Calvert Memorial. It is the largest provider of emergency room services in the D.C. metro area.

Verdicts & Settlements Involving Calvert Memorial

Below is the one past verdict against Calvert Memorial Hospital. Many hospital cases settle with strong confidentiality language malpractice lawyers like us cannot tell others about the results.

  • 1998, Maryland: $400,000 Verdict. A woman goes to the hospital to have her daughter delivered. However, she alleges that the doctor gives her a medication that ruptures her uterus. This causes birth defects in her daughter, which eventually led to the death of the daughter when she was only three years old. The defendants deny liability, but a jury awards the mother $400,000.
Lawsuits Filed Against AAMC

nurse malpractice maryland Below is a list of lawsuits filed against Calvert Memorial Hospital (or ER), as well as a summary of the allegations when available.

  • § 2016: Chase v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2015: Uhlick v. Emergency Medicine Associates - patient alleged he was placed on anticoagulation medications while hospitalized and the doctors' failure to diagnose the bleeding led to a retroperitoneal hemorrhage that caused injury to the man's right lower extremity.
  • § 2015: McCloud v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2015: Sullivan v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2014: Pruett v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2013: Lewis v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice claim after a man suffers cognitive impairment and spinal fractures when he fell from a gurney while in radiology
  • § 2013: Westberry v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2012: Ford v. Calvert Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medical Associates - hospital and ER accused of deviated from the standard of care by discharging the patient home despite signs and symptoms associated with eclampsia and failing to rule out eclampsia
  • § 2012: Fick v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice due to alleged uterine rupture during delivery resulting in neurological deficits in the child
  • § 2012: Smith v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2012: Cooper v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice case alleging shoulder dystocia after birth of child
  • § 2011: Willis v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2010: Belcher v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2010: Simms v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - a man, presented to the ER after a suicide attempt and was discharged, and subsequently committed suicide a few days later leading to a wrongful death medical malpractice claim
  • § 2010: True v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2010: Wagner v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2010: Loveless v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2010: Curran v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2009: Lamson v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - wrongful death medical malpractice case involving an involuntary admission to the psychiatric unit following threats of suicide
  • § 2009: Cooper v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2009: Willis v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2009: Thornton v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice claim after a man is discharged with asthma and then suffers pulmonary embolus leading to a wrongful death case
  • § 2009: Chan v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2009: Milling v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2009: Fahey v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2008: Fowler v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice case alleging the failure to timely diagnose and treat a ruptured bowel
  • § 2008: Parnell v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2008: Thompson v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice claim due to the failure to transfer an obese patient after the patient dislocated their knee, resulting in above-knee amputation
  • § 2008: Stearns v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
  • § 2008: Dilley v. Calvert Memorial Hospital - medical malpractice
Obtaining a Lawyer for Your Hospital Malpractice Claim

If you or someone you love dearly was hurt or died at Calvert Memorial Hospital and you suspect medical negligence could have been the cause, contact us at 800-553-8082 or go online for a free consultation. You deserve justice and compensation for the harm done to you, and we have a long history of large verdicts and settlements in hospital medical malpractice cases in Maryland.

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