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Monthly Archives: November 2018

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State of Florida Seldom Punishes Doctors for Malpractice

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

While doctors have medical malpractice lawsuits filed against them when medical negligence causes an injury to their patient, there are also state and institutional sanctions that can be levied against doctors who make egregious or continual mistakes. A report released by the South Florida Sun Sentinel reviewed over 24,000 cases of medical malpractice with… Read More »

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State Inspectors Cite Johns Hopkins All Children’s for Failing to Report Mistakes

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital was cited for two failures to report medical negligence, according to a report issued by the Agency for Health Care Administration. In one case, doctors allegedly left a needle in one of their patients—who was a baby—and neglected to tell his parents about it. The Tampa Bay Times reported… Read More »

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A Primer on Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

In order to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in the State of Florida, the plaintiff must produce an expert witness to testify on their behalf. This witness will be produced by the plaintiffs to testify that medical negligence resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries or, in the case where a patient dies, say that the… Read More »

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Can a Clot-Busting Anti-Stroke Medicine Save Lives?

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

One of the Holy Grails of medicine is finding a way to restore brain function after a stroke. A stroke happens when there is a blockage of blood supplying the brain. The cells that are supplied by the blood vessels, deprived of oxygen, quickly died off leaving the stroke victim with serious, sometimes permanent,… Read More »

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