Recent Blog Posts
Appellate Court Rules Psychiatric Hospital Attack Not Malpractice In a lawsuit filed against Jackson Memorial Hospital, the hospital attempted to claim that a man badly beaten in the hospital’s psychiatric ward was required to comply with the medical malpractice laws with the injury claim being pursued. Florida requires that plaintiffs in medical malpractice lawsuits… Read More »
Let’s say you’re injured in a serious car accident. To treat your injuries, you require a couple surgeries and a course of physical therapy. The costs of the medical care and treatment are significant. By way of insurance, you have Medicaid. Meanwhile, you file a claim against the at-fault driver and make a monetary… Read More »
A woman hired a taxi company in Miami to transport her to a cruise ship that she was about to embark upon. When she attempted to remove her luggage from the trunk of the vehicle, the vehicle began rolling. In fact, the vehicle rolled into her and over her causing serious injuries. The force… Read More »
Dr. Hadi Hakki, who was the chief of surgery at Northside Hospital, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Galencare, Inc., which operates the hospital, and alleged that the hospital misrepresented statistics related to their surgical success. Dr. Hakki alleged that in 2007 Northside Hospital made a number of false reports to the Society of… Read More »
The family of a 25-year-old man has accused a Florida hospital of committing medical negligence and then attempting to cover it up after the fact. The man died as a result of an improperly removed central venous catheter line. Palms West Hospital is accused of attempting to cover up the mistake by claiming that… Read More »
Dr. Gary Weiss held himself out to the public as an expert on the incurable disease of multiple sclerosis (MS). He diagnosed many patients with MS; however, nearly two dozen of them did not actually have the rare illness. Dr. Weiss falsely diagnosed his patients for his own financial gain. He has allegedly earned… Read More »
In a very troubling display of discrimination and medical neglect, four fire rescue paramedics allegedly allowed a 30-year-old mother to die of a stroke rather than assisting her. The woman had recently given birth and was nursing a 5-day-old baby when paramedics arrived on the scene. She had shown stroke-like symptoms after her baby… Read More »
A recent USA Today investigation revealed that since 1990, maternal deaths in the U.S. have risen sharply to the point that the U.S. now has the highest level of maternal deaths per 100,000 births in the developed world. The investigation further found that the deaths often result from medical staff failing to follow long-known… Read More »
Greg Hoag played Santa Claus at the St. Pete Bar’s Holidays in July event at the Sunrise Bowling Lanes
Holidays in July aims to give children living in foster homes a day of fun, bowling, gifts and happy memories.
Greg Hoag was recently installed as the 94th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He is the 3rd attorney from Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. to hold this office.