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Monthly Archives: February 2020


Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Leads to $1.25 Verdict

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

The jury returned a verdict of $1.25 million to the estate of a woman who suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage almost a decade ago. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the woman’s estate by the executor, her husband. In March of 2010, Catherine Corsale sought the help of Dr. James DeMatteis regarding persistent… Read More »

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Is Health Insurance Compromising the Practice of Medicine?

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

One doctor seems to think so. Dr. William E. Bennett, Jr. is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett just published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post airing his concerns over how insurance companies have influenced the overall practice of medicine. To put it bluntly, Dr…. Read More »

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Ten Shocking Medical Malpractice Statistics

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

One hotly debated statistic is that medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. While some debate the veracity of that figure (based on what constitutes medical malpractice and what constitutes an adverse medical event) others have argued that the figure may actually be larger than advertised. According to a… Read More »

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