Western Maryland Regional Medical Center | Medical Malpractice Claims

12500 WILLOWBROOK ROAD
CUMBERLAND, MD 21502
(240) 964-8001

Background

Located in Cumberland, Maryland in Allegany County, Western Maryland Regional Medical Center serves as the designated Areawide Trauma Center. It is part of the Western Maryland Health System, which also has several outpatient centers with over 200 physicians.

Western Maryland Health System opened a Heart Institute in 2000, which provides comprehensive cardiac services. In November 2009, a new hospital in Cumberland opened that combined all of the services at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center into one seven-story facility with 275 beds.

The Emergency Department sees about 4,500 patients each month, and consists of emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, critical care specialists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants/nurse practitioners, and emergency nurses.

In addition to the Heart Institute and Emergency Department, the Western Maryland Hospital has many other services that it offers, including:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Breastfeeding Services
  • Cancer
  • Center for Clinical Resources (anti-coagulation, COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and medication management)
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab Unit
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Dialysis
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
  • Nursing and Rehab Center
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Hospital Medicine Program
  • ICU
  • Nutrition Services
  • Outpatient Observation Unit
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care Centers
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Wound Care Centers

In 2016, the hospital was recognized as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery by Healthgrades with a five-star rating. This five-star rating means that the clinical outcomes statistically are better than expected for patients with specific conditions. For three years, the hospital received a five-star rating for coronary bypass surgeries, pacemaker procedures, and total knee replacements.

How good of hospital is Western Maryland Regional Medical Center overall? Medicare gives it 3 stars which is an average rating. This is probably fair.

Western Maryland Health System has two primary care centers in Maryland - one is located in LaVale and the other is located in Cumberland. Additionally, they have two urgent care centers. These are located in Frostburg, Maryland and Short Gap, West Virginia.

In 2013, Meritus Health, Frederick Regional Health System, and Western Maryland Health System agreed to form a partnership. This partnership would allow them to share information and increase the number of medical experts available while reducing costs.

In 2016, the Health System partnered up with Peak Harvest Health, a company with the goal of becoming one of the first medical marijuana growers in Maryland.

Legal Defense Team for Western Maryland Health System

Western Maryland Health System is typically defended by Matthew Gilmore and Jeffrey Getty at Geppert, McCullen, Paye and Getty.

Cases Against Western Maryland Health Center

We have not been able to find any verdicts or settlements against Western Maryland Health System (WMHS). We have listed some cases recently filed against them below:

  • 2016, Krampf v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2016, Hosfelt v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2016, Faison v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Powers v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2014, St. Marie v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Kilgallon v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Welsh v. WMHS: medical malpractice claim after initial CT tests failed to reveal an infarction, causing patient to suffer a stroke and die
  • 2014, St. Marie v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2014, Folk v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Powers v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Collins v. WMHS: medical malpractice case alleging the failure to correctly perform a cholecystectomy
  • 2013, Powers v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Deffinbaugh v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Miller v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2013, Fazenbaker v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2011, Duckworth v. WMHS: medical malpractice case concerning an appendectomy and small bowel injury
  • 2011, Perrin v. WMHS: medical malpractice claim alleging the hospital's failure to consult a vascular surgeon before performing a surgery
  • Emergency Room2010, Stouffer v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Dills v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Wilson v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Doonis v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Melvin v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Fletcher v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2010, Sanders v. WMHS: medical malpractice
  • 2009, Grimm v. WMHS: medical malpractice case alleging the failure to diagnose a vertebral artery dissection
  • 2009, Willison v. WMHS: medical malpractice case regarding removal of a kidney
  • 2008, Grimm v. WMHS: medical malpractice
Obtaining a Lawyer for Your Hospital Malpractice Claim

If you have been at patient at Western Maryland Health Center and sustained an injury as the result of either doctor or nurse negligence, contact our lawyers at Miller and Zois today. We can help you evaluate the options your potential claim and explain to you what the roadmap to compensation will look be for you. You can go online for a free consultation or call us at 800-553-8082.

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