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Brazilian Butt Lift Doctor Accused of Medical Malpractice

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

Many aspects of this case sound too unlikely to be true, but nonetheless, a Florida doctor has been accused of mismanaging a Brazilian Butt Lift that resulted in a patient’s death. It took two years for the state of Florida to realize the incompetence of this particular doctor and charge him with medical malpractice…. Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules on Medical Malpractice vs. Basic Negligence

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

An incident involving the restraint of a patient at the now defunct National Academy of the Deaf has resulted in the legal need to differentiate between cases of medical negligence versus cases where medical staff may be involved but the action or omission is only simple negligence. The distinction is important because simple negligence… Read More »

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A Brief Primer on Medical Malpractice in Florida

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

It’s not exactly a secret that Florida politicians have not traditionally been fans of medical malpractice lawsuits. There was a widespread belief under the Jeb Bush administration that “frivolous lawsuits” led to high healthcare costs. During this period, the Jeb Administration passed a number of laws that limited the amount of damages a plaintiff… Read More »

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