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Monthly Archives: March 2019


Feds Say Hospital Covered Up Anesthesia Error

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

Vanderbilt University Hospital is being accused of covering up a lethal medication error. According to reports, a woman, who was otherwise recovering from a surgery was supposed to be administered a mild sedative. Instead, she was allegedly given the highly potent anesthesia medication vecuronium which caused the woman to lose consciousness and suffer a… Read More »

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Transparency is Part of the Solution When it Comes to Healthcare

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

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is known throughout the United States for delivering the highest quality of care to its patients. But between 2015 and 2017, the mortality rate at All Children’s Hospital nearly tripled accounting for more deaths than any other pediatric heart program in the State of Florida according to reports. During… Read More »

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State Considering Changes Amid All Children’s Scandal

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

The state is considering an initiative that would force hospitals that operate pediatric heart surgery programs release mortality statistics to the public. Ostensibly, this would force these programs to operate in full transparency. This is a result of the backlash surrounding the All Children’s Hospital scandal that saw unprecedented rates of fatal surgical outcomes… Read More »

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