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Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

A relative newcomer to Maryland, Greater Baltimore Medical Center was founded in Baltimore County in 1965 and currently has 281 beds. It sees 26,700 inpatient visits and 60,000 emergency room visits per year. It sits on 72 beautiful acres off North Charles Street.

GBMC employs 1,300 physicians and has numerous departments including obstetrics & gynecology, general surgery, and oncology/cancer care. GBMC is growing larger, aided by the more than $50 million it raised for its 50th anniversary in 2015. GBMC's has satellite facilities throughout Baltimore County in Perry Hall, Hunt Manor, Owings Mills, Hunt Valley, Texas Station, and Parkton.

Where To File GBMC Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

GBMC GBMC is located in Baltimore County. This county is typically considered to be conservative in personal injury cases. Still, our lawyers believe the right cases can be successful anywhere, and we have had a lot of success in both settling cases and at trial in Baltimore County.

Some attorneys try to force lawsuits against this hospital into Baltimore City Circuit Court. One argument that has been used lately in cardiac cases is that GBMC and Johns Hopkins entered into an agreement whereby the Hopkins physicians manage the hospital's cardiac unit. Many of these types of rulings are discretionary, to some degree, with the ruling judge.

While there is an argument that has GBMC “has carried on a regular business in Baltimore City," it still may be a challenge to get malpractice claims transferred to Baltimore City if the negligence occurred at GBMC and the plaintiff is not a City resident.

If you are suing GBMC, you want to serve:

GBMC Healthcare
6701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Serve on: Resident Agent
John B. Chessare
6701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21204

GBMC's Legal Defense Team

GBMC is typically defended by the lawyers at Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP, and Waranch & Brown, LLC. They are all excellent malpractice lawyers, and well respected in the legal community. Do they lose malpractice cases? Absolutely. But to beat them, you need both a good case and good plaintiffs' lawyers.

Ordering Medical Records from GBMC

The first step in determining whether you have a medical malpractice case is for you or your lawyer to order medical records. GBMC medical records can be obtained from:

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Medical Records
Department 6701 North Charles Street
Towson, Maryland 21204
443.849.3223 (fax)

Previous Lawsuits Involving GBMC's

Below are some of the claims that have been made in recent years against this hospital and, when available, the allegations raised in the lawsuit:

  • 2019: Dermota v GBMC: failure to treat surgery complications leads to patient committing suicide
  • 2018: Regel v. GBMC: Undiagnosed endocarditis leads to hearng loss
  • 2017: Fava v. GBMC: failure to diagnose liver cancer
  • 2017: Williams v. GBMC: failure to perform a c-section (gestational diabetes) causing a brachial plexus injury in the child's left arm
  • 2016: Abrogast v. GBMC: Back surgery malpractice case involving a misplaced screw. You can get details of this case here.
  • 2015: Kirby v. GBMC: Failure to timely diagnose and treat stroke claim that included Johns Hopkins as a defendant.
  • 2015: Hill v. GBMC: Birth injury case involving a brain injury from deprivation of oxygen.
  • 2015: Troung v. GBMC: Negligent treatment of woman who vomited and aspirated during labor
  • 2014: Armacost v. GBMC: Neck injury during surgery
  • 2014: Jones v. GBMC: Negligent delivery during labor.
  • 2014: Thornton v. GBMC: Infant wrongful death in childbirth.
  • 2014: Andrews v. GBMC: Surgical negligence.
  • 2014: Siebert v. GBMC: Infection.
Recent Verdicts Against GBMC
  • Ward v GBMC (Baltimore County 2023) $2,400,000: A 40-year-old woman underwent mastectomy surgery at GBMC for treatment of breast cancer after a tumor was found in her right breast. After the surgery, GBMC and Advanced Radiology negligently failed to identify that they tumor had actually not been removed during the surgery causing the cancer to progress further and forcing the plaintiff to undergo additional surgery.   

Contact Us

If you believe that you have a medical malpractice lawsuit against Greater Baltimore Medical Center or any other health care provider in Maryland, contact our medical malpractice lawyers at 1.800.553.8082, or send us a free internet request for consultation.

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