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Monthly Archives: January 2019

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Fallout From All Children’s Scandal Claims Three More Executives

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

Since the Tampa Bay Times has run an exposé on the scandal at All Children’s Hospital that claimed the lives of some pediatric heart patients, several executives under whose watch those lives were lost have resigned. To date, local health officials have cited the hospital for failing to disclose adverse medical events arising from… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Surgeon Fined $3,000 For Reportedly Removing Healthy Kidney

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

A doctor who reportedly misidentified a healthy kidney as a tumor and removed it has been fined $3,000 by the State of Florida Board of Medicine.  Dr. Ramon Vasquez apparently did not recognize that the woman had a condition known as a “floating kidney”. The kidney was perfectly healthy, but had never ascended into… Read More »

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Kentucky Supreme Court Rejects Medical Malpractice Approval Panel

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

There has an effort in our country to limit the number of medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors. This is not only true in Florida, which had damage caps in place for years, but it is also true of other states. In Florida, this is, in part, achieved by requiring the plaintiff provide an expert… Read More »

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Midwife Malpractice Lawsuits

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

Most people understand what happens when a doctor or nursing staff cause an avoidable injury to one of their patients. But what happens when a midwife is involved? It’s true that birth injuries are among the most common kinds of medical malpractice lawsuits, but with more women opting to have their children with the… Read More »

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Can Surrendering Your License to Practice Medicine Save Your Medical Career?

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

Sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, it is not an uncommon occurrence for doctors who want to continue to practice medicine. By the time they are brought before the medical board, there are some doctors who have been instructed by their attorneys to offer, as an option, the surrendering of their medical license… Read More »

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