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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Video: Terminally ill Green Beret fights against medical malpractice in military

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

Click here for video clip   Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal is in the fight of his life with stage 4 lung cancer after a military doctor failed to see a mass during his physical. NBC’s Vicky Nguyen sat down with the 38-year-old to learn about his mission to change laws regarding medical malpractice… Read More »

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Wait Times in Emergency Rooms Excessively Long

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Four- to five-hour waits are now common in ERs all across the country. Patients pile up in emergency rooms and those who need to be admitted can wait as long as four to five hours before they find a bed. That’s a good day, says one doctor. On a bad day, wait times can… Read More »

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Uninsured Plastic Surgeons and Medical Malpractice

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Would it surprise you to know that doctors are not legally required to carry medical malpractice insurance in the State of Florida?  In Florida, which has become a hotspot for plastic surgery tourism, one of every five plastic surgeons is uninsured. A Plastic Surgery Nightmare  When Detroit-native Nyosha Fowler woke up from surgery, she… Read More »

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Urgent Care Center Loses $9M Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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A jury awarded $9 million to the family of Hope Johnson after the Alabama native died after receiving treatment from an urgent care center. The doctors incorrectly diagnosed the woman’s condition and sent her home with an inhaler as opposed to calling 911. She died the next day with blood clots in her lungs…. Read More »

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A Missed Deadline Costs Orthopedic Clinic $2.3M

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A Virginia orthopedic clinic claims that legal malpractice cost it $2.3 million after a jury ruled that the clinic was culpable in a botched attempt to repair a torn ACL. The plaintiff claimed that her peroneal nerve was entrapped within the surgical suture was caused permanent damage to the nerve and could result in… Read More »

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