The purpose of this page is to give victims and other medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland information on bringing medical malpractice claims against Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital)
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
UM BWMC is a full-service hospital that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023. This hospital is part of the University of Maryland Medical System and is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland (Anne Arundel County).
It has come a long way in 58 years. Today, it features an emergency room that sees over 100,000 patients per year, a comprehensive obstetrics (labor and delivery) unit, a state-of-the-art cancer center (Tate), and almost every other specialty. It was the first Baltimore-area hospital to use the da Vinci Surgical robot.
As an acute-care facility within the University of Maryland Medical System, UM BWMC has 314 beds and over 3,100 team members, along with 1,200 medical providers across more than 50 specialties.
Neurology/neurosurgery and digestive disorders are specialties that have earned regional and national acclaim for BWMC. Its cardiac unit received a boost in 2023 when it received a $1.7 million donation to expanding the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the outpatient cardiology facilities.
The biggest competitor for BWMC is Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. But the distance between the two hospitals is 18.3 miles.
Where To File Baltimore Washington Medical Center Malpractice Lawsuits
There are some awful hospitals in Maryland. UM BWMC is not one of them. But, like any major medical facility in this country, mistakes occur in this hospital that get people hurt and killed. Sometimes, these medical errors turn into lawsuits. While some hospital malpractice cases can be settled without filing a lawsuit, most cases require suit to maximize the value of the claim or to get even a settlement offer.
Because it is located in the heart of Glen Burnie, most medical malpractice lawsuits against BWMC find their way to Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. You can read more about the environment for medical malpractice cases in Anne Arundel County here.
The nutshell summary of Anne Arundel County is that it is a pretty decent jurisdiction to bring medical malpractice claims. Is it the best place to bring a malpractice claim in Maryland? It is not. But if you have heard horror stories about this jurisdiction, we think this is overblown. Our law firm has had a lot of success with Anne Arundel County jurors, who we find to be fair and compassionate.
- Sample neglect lawsuit against Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
Recent Baltimore-Washington Medical Center Lawsuits
2019, Crandall v. Baltimore-Washington Medical Center
A wrongful death case was filed for a patient that died at BWMC from sepsis. The patient presented in the emergency room where he was diagnosed with a ureteral obstruction and sepsis, but a urologist was not called until 12 hours later. By that time, it was too late to treat the condition, and the patient passed.
Baltimore Washington Medical Center Legal Defense Team
Baltimore Washington Medical Center has been defended in medical malpractice lawsuits by Miles & Stockbridge (Christopher Daily). We have also seen Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, Goodell DeVries, and Waranch & Brown (John L. Sly), who seems to defend most of the recent malpractice cases — and the last case Miller & Zois filed — against BWMC. But hard to know exactly where any lawsuit will be assigned.
If you were injured at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center as the result of a medical error, you have options. Call our medical malpractice lawyers at (410) 779-4600 or send us a free internet request for consultation. We have worked with medical experts in virtually every specialty, and we can help you determine whether you may have a viable case for a lawsuit or even a pre-suit settlement.