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Monthly Archives: March 2020


Family Rejects Doctor’s Psychiatric Diagnosis, Turns Out to be Right

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

When the mother and father of Justina Pelletier brought their child into Boston Children’s Hospital, they were told their daughter had severe psychiatric issues. The parents rejected that claim, and that is when the hospital reportedly became aggressive. They accused the Pelletiers of medical child abuse (Munchausen Syndrome by proxy) and were successful in… Read More »

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Pharmacy Chains Blamed as Medication Errors Rise

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

Pharmacists are filing complaints with state pharmacy boards in droves as medication errors at some of America’s largest chains are on the rise. Many claim that staffing cutbacks and unreasonable corporate expectations for volume are causing them to perform their job in a manner which puts the public at risk. Michael Jackson, the chief… Read More »

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Celebrity Doctor Bogged Down in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, the doctor who appeared on My 600 Pound Life was a favorite of fans of the show because of his willingness to extend a helping hand to those in need, his acerbic nature, and his less-than-pleasant bedside manner. The show, which follows the lives of real people who are struggling with… Read More »

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Indian Health Service Hired Multiple Doctors With Sanctions and MedMal Lawsuits

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

The Indian Health Service, which is responsible for providing medical care on federally recognized reservations, allegedly hired numerous physicians with multiple medical malpractice complaints and/or regulatory sanctions for medical mistakes, according to the Wall Street Journal. This resulted in at least 66 deaths of patients in IHS care and 163 medical malpractice lawsuits totaling… Read More »

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