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Urgent Care Center Loses $9M Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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

A jury awarded $9 million to the family of Hope Johnson after the Alabama native died after receiving treatment from an urgent care center. The doctors incorrectly diagnosed the woman’s condition and sent her home with an inhaler as opposed to calling 911. She died the next day with blood clots in her lungs…. Read More »

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A Missed Deadline Costs Orthopedic Clinic $2.3M

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

A Virginia orthopedic clinic claims that legal malpractice cost it $2.3 million after a jury ruled that the clinic was culpable in a botched attempt to repair a torn ACL. The plaintiff claimed that her peroneal nerve was entrapped within the surgical suture was caused permanent damage to the nerve and could result in… Read More »

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Mother Wins $50M in Birth Injury Lawsuit

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

Even in states that cap medical malpractice damages, birth injury lawsuits can result in significant settlements. This is because parents are left in the lurch paying for 24-hour care to raise a baby who will now have severe brain damage for the rest of their lives. This is precisely what happened for Illinois mother… Read More »

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Doctor With Malpractice History Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

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

A Hialeah doctor is in hot water after one of his patients accused him of sexual assault. The Miami-based doctor managed to survive several medical malpractice lawsuits, jury verdicts against him, and a suspension of his license in the 1990s, but his medical license may not survive this last accusation. Jose Nabut stands accused… Read More »

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Did the Washington Redskins Commit Medical Malpractice?

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

The Washington Redskins’ season is in the tank, and one of the major reasons was the holdout of standout offensive lineman Trent Williams. Williams claims that the Redskins’ team doctors did not respond appropriately to the sudden appearance of a growth on his head that turned out to be a tumor. Williams began the… Read More »

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Appeals Court Ruling Limits Plaintiffs in Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

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

It was not an altogether surprising decision. A three-judge panel held that a plaintiff could not bring a separate cause of action against a defendant in the event that medical negligence is alleged to have occurred. A claim was filed under the theory of both medical negligence and secondary claim under the Adult Protective… Read More »

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Asian Mother Gives Birth to Non-Asian Babies

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

No, it is not a medical miracle. No, it is not evidence that we live in a post-racial society. It is evidence that the IVF clinic implanted the wrong embryos into the wrong mother. On what should have been one of the most joyful days of her and her husband’s lives, a New York… Read More »

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The Rise of Assembly Line Medicine

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

A recent $2M verdict against a Syracuse orthopedic surgeon unveiled  what seems to be a serious problem in modern medicine: The assembly line approach to conducting patient care. The orthopedic surgeon was accused of performing 14 surgeries per day and compromising the quality of his surgeries for the ability to perform more. The surgeon… Read More »

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Inmate Wins $1M Med Mal Verdict

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

The type and quality of health care provided to inmates has at times come under controversy. With states now outsourcing the medical care to private agencies that manage the hospital’s needs, it has created a bit of a blur between what constitutes a public or private tort. Recently, a former Virginia prison inmate alleged… Read More »

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School Teacher’s Death During Childbirth Prompts $6.5M Verdict

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

The $6.5 million verdict set a State of Kansas record for medical malpractice. Edgar and Zander Perez were each awarded half of the total after Edgar’s wife Lindsey died in childbirth. Zander, who is the three-year-old son of Edgar and Lindsey, will spend the rest of his life without his mother, and his father… Read More »

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