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Indiana Doctor Accused of Performing Unnecessary Cardiac Treatments

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

Plaintiffs have reached a settlement for $66 million after suing a doctor who they said performed unnecessary procedures, tests, and surgeries on them to bill their insurance for thousands of dollars. Cases like these are becoming more common across the U.S. There was a time when they were quite rare. Unnecessary Tests and Medical… Read More »

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Medical Negligence or Just Negligence? One Lawsuit Blurs the Edges

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

Ultimately, the question of whether or not a cause of action constitutes medical negligence or just simple negligence will have a major bearing on any lawsuit you file. Florida is one of several states that puts major restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits to ostensibly avoid burdening the health care industry with unnecessary costs. The… Read More »

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Results in $2.6M Verdict for Plaintiff

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

A Mississippi woman alleged in her lawsuit that her doctor’s inaction led to her child’s brain injuries. Birth injury lawsuits are among the largest verdicts you’ll see. The parents are left to pay for the care of the child. The child may need 24-hour a day and 7-day a week care in a skilled… Read More »

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Patient Sues George Washington Hospital After Being Rendered Blind

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

A patient has filed a lawsuit against GW University, the University Hospital, and other named defendants after he says that they failed to diagnose his condition in time, rendering him blind in one eye. The plaintiffs, in this case, the patient and his wife, have filed a lawsuit claiming that the attending doctors failed… Read More »

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Another Medical Malpractice Suit Related to Electronic Records

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

There have been a growing number of complaints related to electronic health records software. These complaints have resulted in medical malpractice suits. These lawsuits have become common enough to be given a name: EHR lawsuits. Recently, a Connecticut couple filed a lawsuit against an OB-GYN that they say never performed genetic tests that they… Read More »

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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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Man Who Injured Himself During Rehab Sues Hospital

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

A former patient has filed a lawsuit against George Washington Hospital after he fell and injured himself during skull surgery rehab three years prior. The patient was walking out of his room after a shower when he fell. The lawsuit states that he suffered permanent and temporary injuries, had to get additional surgery, and… Read More »

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