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Grieving Husband Sues St. Mary’s Health Care System

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

A grieving husband has filed a lawsuit against St. Mary’s Health Care System after his wife lost her life after a thyroidectomy went wrong. The lawsuit alleges that the attending doctor failed to remove sutures on the victim’s neck to decompress a hematoma resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain, severe brain… Read More »

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Whistle-Blowers Prove Useful to Medical Malpractice Settlements

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

Despite several states placing a moratorium on COVID-related medical malpractice lawsuits, settlements for victims appear to be higher than ever before. One of the main reasons for this is the role that whistleblowers are playing in medical malpractice lawsuits. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have created problems for hospitals as some malpractice attorneys… Read More »

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Georgia Sperm Bank Accused of Lying to Donors

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

A Georgia couple has accused an Atlanta sperm bank of lying about its donors. The lawsuit, which was dismissed in the early stages because of a Georgia ban on “wrongful birth” lawsuits, made it all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court, where the couple’s dismissal was overturned. In this article, we’ll take a… Read More »

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Hospital Seeks Gag Order in Medical Malpractice Case

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

Wilkes-Barre General is hoping to suppress any communications with the press regarding a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a father of three who died during surgery. They are also reportedly trying to seal the public docket. Meanwhile, attorneys for the plaintiff accuse the hospital of trying to censor the media. The… Read More »

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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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