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Patients Seeking Lyme Disease Cures Struggle for Answers

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

The CDC estimates that every year, there are nearly 30,000 new reported cases of Lyme disease. That number may actually be quite higher. Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose without the characteristic “bulls-eye” rash and can go untreated for months before doctors properly diagnose the disease. Most patients will fully recover after a… Read More »

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Stella Grace Immanuel Was Sued for Medical Malpractice

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

After President Donald Trump retweeted a claim from “America’s Frontline Doctors” that the drug hydroxychloroquine had “saved hundreds of lives”, the folks on the opposite side of the aisle began digging into Immanuel’s past. As it turns out, Immanuel has made several bizarre claims in the past including the idea that cervical cancer is… Read More »

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Medical Battery versus Medical Malpractice

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

California was the first state in the U.S. to place caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Today, those caps are still on the books. Roughly half of all states place caps on “noneconomic” damages in medical malpractice cases. Florida, once one of them, ruled that the law was unconstitutional several years ago. When… Read More »

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Atlanta Medical Center Sued After Patient Suffers Multi-Organ Failure

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

Myung J. Oh has filed a lawsuit against Atlanta Medical Center after her husband died in surgery to repair a vertebra fracture. The wrongful death lawsuit accuses her husband’s doctors of failure to take measures to accommodate his heart condition during the surgery, which ended up causing a massive leak of chylolymphatic into his… Read More »

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Couple Sues Children’s Hospital Over Loss of Stem Cells

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

A California couple has filed a lawsuit against L.A. Children’s hospital after an alleged freezer malfunction resulted in the loss of stem cells for some 56 patients. Their son was among the patients whose stem cells were lost in the freezer malfunction. The hospital apologized for the lapse and ensured frightened parents that none… Read More »

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Will GOP Plan Prevent Medical Malpractice Suits From Being Filed?

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

New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, told reporters that the GOP stimulus plan includes language that would prevent injured patients from filing medical malpractice lawsuits against negligent doctors until 2024. Is that true? Sort of. The GOP plan, if passed, would raise the bar for medical malpractice lawsuits in health care facilities impacted by COVID…. Read More »

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Botched Spinal Surgery Results in Malpractice Lawsuit

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

A patient is accusing GW Hospital and his doctor of botching a spinal fusion surgery that caused severe respiratory complications and skin tears, among other symptoms. The neurosurgeon was tasked with performing a corpectomy and spinal fusion on the patient. The goal was to remove part of the spine while doctors fused two other… Read More »

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$4.2 Million Birth Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal

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

This lawsuit went all the way up to the Connecticut Supreme Court. It pitted an obstetrical clinic against the parents of a newborn baby who suffered severe nerve and permanent damage during her birth. Birth injury lawsuits are among the most common medical malpractice lawsuits filed. They are also among the largest payouts. This… Read More »

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Sons File Lawsuit After Their Father Dies in Police Custody

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

Kenneth Utterback was arrested and taken into police custody. Utterback wore a medical alert bracelet stating that he had epilepsy but was also allergic to the anti-seizure medication, Dilantin. Utterback’s medic alert bracelet was removed as he was being arrested. I bet you can guess which drug Utterback was given while in jail. If… Read More »

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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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