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Deceased Pediatrician Accused of Faking Vaccinations, Falsifying Records

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

Several patients have filed lawsuits against the estate of former Illinois pediatrician Dr. Van Koinis. The allegations came to light after the pediatrician took his own life. Patients are accusing the deceased doctor of faking routine vaccinations, falsifying medical records and lying about it as a coverup. Koinis killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot… Read More »

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Soccer Goalie Sues Team Doctors for Medical Malpractice

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

Jake Gleason is the goalkeeper for the Major League Soccer team, the Portland Timbers. In 2018, he was living out his dream of being a professional soccer player. At 28 years of age, Gleason thought he had a lot of years of soccer left in him. Only two years later, though, Gleason cannot walk… Read More »

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New York Introduces Bill to Shield Doctors/Hospitals from Coronavirus Lawsuits

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

New York is the state with the highest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements of any other state in the country. Here in Florida, we are much more aggressive in terms of protecting doctors from medical malpractice lawsuits. However, New York is introducing a bill that gives doctors and hospitals broadscale immunity from both criminal… Read More »

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Coronavirus Causes a Surge in Personal Injury Lawsuits

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

There are a number of industries that have already been impacted by the coronavirus and more appear likely as the virus spreads. Already, several cruise-goers aboard the Princess Diamond and the Grand Princess have filed lawsuits alleging that Princess Cruises was grossly negligent for exposing their passengers to the virus. But cruise lines aren’t… Read More »

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How Will Medical Malpractice Cases Work in the Age of Coronavirus?

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

The quarantine is only a couple of weeks in, but already lawmakers are pushing to prevent average citizens from filing lawsuits against doctors while the quarantine is in place? The theory goes that the folks on the front lines should be insulated from lawsuits because their over-stressed, overworked, and are now unwilling conscripts in… Read More »

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New York’s Medical Malpractice Moratorium

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

New York was the first state to implement a medical malpractice moratorium during the pandemic. Two other states soon followed: New Jersey and Michigan. Of course, these three states have the majority of COVID-19 cases in the country. Thus far, the federal government has not weighed in on the issue, but it appears likely… Read More »

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A Look at the Largest Pharmaceutical Lawsuit in History

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

Much like sports stations that are replaying some of the most exciting games of all time amid the indefinite coronavirus shut down, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at the largest pharmaceutical settlement in history. Before we dig into this, pharmaceutical lawsuits are not filed under a theory of medical… Read More »

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Up Verdict in Favor of Doctor

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

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of a physician who was sued for medical malpractice after a jury came back with a judgment in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff claimed that the doctor did not accurately trace a baby’s heart rate during the delivery resulting in injuries to the baby who… Read More »

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Jury Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Who Died with a Broken Ankle

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

Maria Elena Fernandez went to Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics for treatment of a broken ankle. She died from complications of the surgery related to blood clots. A Florida jury just awarded her widower $30 million as compensation for the loss of his wife. The question is: How was this allowed to this far?… Read More »

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Mother Files Lawsuit After Death of Baby

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

An Ohio mother has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against ProMedica, a ProMedica doctor, and a number of ProMedica facilities. She says that ProMedica failed to provide adequate care and this directly led to the death of her newborn son. The lawsuit was filed against gynecologist Dr. Dayna Mohammadione, the ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica… Read More »

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