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Monthly Archives: December 2020

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New Jersey Doctor Loses Appeal of $20 Million MedMal Verdict

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

A New Jersey doctor lost his appeal after a twin was born with serious birth defects. The lawsuit was filed in 2015. The doctor appealed the $20 million verdict and recently lost that appeal. In this article, we’ll discuss the lawsuit and the legal issues it brought up. What Happened?  The mother was referred… Read More »

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AI-Based Guidance Throws a New Wrench into Medical Malpractice

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

Today, it is common practice to find “big data” and “artificial intelligence” driving vehicles, winning political elections, and pervading just about all information science now and into the future. Doctors, especially radiologists, who rely on AI to make decisions for patients may be safer from medical malpractice liability than those who don’t. This is… Read More »

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University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Immune from Lawsuits, Court Says

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

A recent lawsuit filed against Jackson Memorial and the University of Miami has been dismissed by a Florida appeals court after the court ruled that sovereign immunity laws extend to hospital employees and their contractors, including doctors. This will prevent the medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Jackson Memorial and one of their doctors from… Read More »

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Doctor Sues Insurance Carrier After They Failed to Respond to MedMal Lawsuit

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

Here’s a brief refresher course on how insurance works. Doctors purchase medical malpractice insurance policies. These policies indemnify (or take on liability) for the doctor and can pay out toward a subsequent judgment against the doctor. When a doctor is sued by a patient, the claim goes to the insurance carrier. The insurance carrier… Read More »

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