Additional Resources

On this page are resources and links to help you with your Maryland medical malpractice case.

Researching Doctors for Medical Malpractice

  • Profile Search on Maryland Board of Physicians: Enter the name of any Maryland doctor and see information about medical malpractice payouts. Note this is limited to judgments in the past 10 years and 3 or more settlements in the last 5 years. There is also information about any disciplinary actions against the doctor.
  • Case Search: Enter a doctor’s name and correspondingly view any medical malpractice cases filed against the doctor.

Case Law for Medical Malpractice

  • Court Opinions: The opinions of the Maryland Supreme Court and the Appellate Court of Maryland

Medical Research

  • PubMed Central: This is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. There are over 9 million articles here. Significantly, there are many on medical malpractice, including studies on types of medical malpractice.

Administrative Complaints

The following resources are for filing administrative complaints relating to medical care. Although, such complaints are not for money damages, they can trigger an administrative investigation into the treatment provided.

  • Complaint Form on Maryland Board of Physicians: File a complaint with the Board for disciplinary action against a doctor.
  • OHCQ: If you have quality-of-care complaints against hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities, then you can file a complaint with the Office of Health Care Quality of the Maryland Department of Health.
  • BLTCA: File a complaint concerning nursing home care with the State Board of Long Term Care Administrators of the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Maryland Boards of Medical Specialties: You can contact the following additional Maryland licensing boards to raise complaints concerning the quality of healthcare.

Medical Billing & Insurance Denial

These next resources are for the purpose of raising problems with medical billing and health insurers for denial of claims.

  • HEAU: The Health Education and Advocacy Unit of the Maryland Attorney General can provide assistance with a number of issues with doctors and insurers, specifically including billing disputes, difficulty obtaining medical records, denial of medical insurance claims.
  • Hospital Charges: Patients can also raise concerns about hospital charges and payment plan issues with the Health Services Cost Review Commission.
  • MIA: The Maryland Insurance Administration has a complaint process relating to problems with any kind of insurance in Maryland, explicitly including health insurance.
  • Government Insurance Programs: The following links are particularly suited to the federal and state- run insurance programs.
    • SHIP: If you need assistance with Medicare, then contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Program of the Maryland Department of Aging.
    • HealthChoice: For problems with Medicaid.

Medical Discrimination Resources

Whenever discrimination is encountered in receiving healthcare, the link below is applicable.

  • OEOP: File a complaint about discrimination in the provision of healthcare with the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs of the Maryland Department of Health.

Power of Attorney

  • Forms: Free Maryland Power of Attorney forms for health decisions and property.

Requesting Medical Records

Requesting a Maryland Autopsy Report and Death Certificate

Burial & Cremation Decisions

  • Maryland law explicitly provides who can make decisions about disposition of a body.

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