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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize and respond to respiratory depression in post-operative patient leading to death.

  • $5

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    Personal Injury -
    Husband and wife involved in an automobile collision. Wife suffered severe brain damage leaving her in a vegetative state.

  • $5

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat arterial dissection leading to internal bleeding and death.

  • $5

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize EEG changes during surgery resulting in stroke and permanent injuries.

  • $4.5

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose significant heart abnormalities on prenatal ultrasound.

  • $3.3

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to properly monitor and control patient’s blood pressure leading to stroke and death.

  • $3

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary syndrome leading to death.

  • $2.9

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    Personal Injury -
    Chemical exposure in workplace.

  • $2.3

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize and respond to signs of placental abruption resulting in brain injury to the baby.

  • $2.1

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to treat recognized infection in infant girl resulting in permanent brain damage.

  • $2

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    Personal Injury -
    Husband and wife were involved in an automobile collision. Wife died as a result of her injuries.

  • $1.9

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose significant heart abnormalities on prenatal ultrasound.

  • $1.8

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat internal bleeding following kidney removal leading to permanent brain damage.

  • $1.5

    Million

    Personal Injury -
    Plaintiff was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a permanent brain injury.

  • $1.5

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize and respond to airway obstruction in post-operative patient leading to permanent brain damage.

  • $1.5

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize and respond to internal bleeding following spinal surgery leading to death.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to recognize and respond to internal bleeding following splenic injury leading to death.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to properly perform coronary bypass surgery and negligent credentialing of staff physician by hospital resulting in patient’s death.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to timely diagnose spinal tumor and stabilize patient’s spine leading to paraplegia.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer of the spine leading to paraplegia.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat stroke leading to death.

  • $1.3

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose an aortic aneurysm resulting in paraplegia.

  • $1.2

    Million

    Personal Injury -
    Plaintiff was struck by a vehicle while on his motorcycle and suffered a fractured spine requiring fusion and extensive treatment.

  • $1.1

    Million

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat brain hemorrhage leading to permanent brain damage.

  • $1

    Million

    Legal Malpractice -
    Failure to properly represent clients and protect their interests in personal injury action.

  • $925

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer.

  • $800

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    Medical Malpractice -
    Physician improperly placed chest tube into patient’s liver causing serious injury.

  • $750

    Thousand

    Medical Malpractice -
    Physician placed stents in wrong vein causing compression of nerve root and permanent paralysis in one foot and leg.

  • $710

    Thousand

    Medical Malpractice -
    Failure to timely diagnose and treat colon cancer.

  • $500

    Thousand

    Personal Injury -
    Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile collision and suffered facial injuries. 

  • $375

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    Personal Injury -
    Plaintiff was involved in an automobile collision and suffered spinal injury requiring surgery.

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Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Delivering the Highest Quality Legal Work and Service to Our Clients

Since 1963, Masterson, Hoag & Smith, with offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa, has been helping clients across the state of Florida after a serious injury by a medical malpractice. We have over 85 years of combined experience in prosecuting personal injury cases and taking those cases to trial. We uphold the highest standards of professional integrity and ethics. Our focus is simple but important – we use a “team approach” with every member of our team being personally committed to prosecuting your case and maximizing your recovery. Unlike other firms where each lawyer has a separate caseload or case managers are used, all three partners in our firm work together on your case to ensure that you receive the best representation. You will talk with a lawyer on the phone when you call our office and meet with all three lawyers during the initial consultation.

Your case will be independently reviewed by all three lawyers, who then discuss and carefully consider the facts and circumstances of each case. Our firm’s decision to take on a case is one that is not taken lightly. We have high standards for case selection and pride ourselves on the clients we represent, contact our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers today.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

While many people associate medical malpractice with surgical errors, such as leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient’s body, there are actually a number of different actions that qualify as medical malpractice, including:

  • Failing to administer anesthesia properly;
  • Causing an injury to a newborn or its mother during pregnancy or delivery, as a result of a failure to control blood loss or monitor oxygen levels;
  • Misdiagnosing an illness due to a failure to conduct a thorough examination or to order appropriate tests, scans, and biopsies; and
  • Making a medication error by failing to take a patient’s history, improperly entering patient information when ordering prescriptions, or failing to warn of a medication’s side effects.

It’s important to note that even when a medical professional does commit medical malpractice, an injured party cannot recover compensation for those actions unless he or she files a claim within two years of the date that the injury occurred, or the date that he or she should have known about the error.

Most medical professionals use great care when diagnosing, examining, and treating their patients. Unfortunately, mistakes can and do occur, and tragically, many errors could have been avoided, but for a doctor or nurse’s negligent or reckless conduct. In these situations, injured patients can hold the negligent physician accountable by filing a medical malpractice claim against that individual or his or her employer in court. These kinds of claims are often difficult to pursue, so if you or a loved one sustained an injury as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced St. Petersburg & Tampa medical malpractice lawyer who can ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Our firm is dedicated to representing clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury or death through no fault of their own. With cases that are accepted, our lawyers are actively involved in your case from beginning to end. One of the firm’s partners is available 24/7 to address your questions or concerns. We take on your problems as if they are our own and make personal service to the client a top priority. Our philosophy is that the better we get to know you and understand your problems, the better we will be in preparing your case and achieving the best possible result. We truly value the relationships that we develop with our clients and are proud to call many of them friends. To provide you with the best representation, we intentionally limit our caseload and focus on quality over quantity. This approach allows us to devote more time, energy and resources to your case. This has proven to be a very effective way to handle cases. Our longstanding, established and reputable presence in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay lets you know that you have found a law firm with a proven track record that you can trust. Let a Tampa & St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyer at Masterson, Hoag & Smith help you.

About Us

Medical malpractice cases are usually very complex, and it can be difficult at times to know whether you were harmed by negligence or not. We offer a free case review to understand your situation and advise you on your potential claims. We advance all costs necessary to investigate and prosecute your claim and never charge you a fee unless and until we recover for you, whether through settlement, arbitration award or jury verdict. Our fee is taken out of the settlement proceeds in a predetermined amount, so you never have to worry about how you can afford the highest quality legal services available.

Call An Experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

It is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible to best protect your rights. Contact Tampa & St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyers Masterson, Hoag & Smith in St. Petersburg at 727-325-2696.

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