Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Byrom v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Medical Malpractice)

A Baltimore jury found that doctors at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center gave patient Erica Byrom an inaccurate prognosis about the outcome of the birth of her daughter, which caused the child to be born with lasting brain injuries. The jury awarded Byrom a total of $229.6 million in damages (a state cap on malpractice verdicts will likely reduce the final judgment amount to just over $200 million).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation $229,640,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/20/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database