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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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BabyFeet

$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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MedBracelet

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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Vaccine

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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MedMal15

Soccer Goalie Sues Team Doctors for Medical Malpractice

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

Jake Gleason is the goalkeeper for the Major League Soccer team, the Portland Timbers. In 2018, he was living out his dream of being a professional soccer player. At 28 years of age, Gleason thought he had a lot of years of soccer left in him. Only two years later, though, Gleason cannot walk… Read More »

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MedMal25

New York Introduces Bill to Shield Doctors/Hospitals from Coronavirus Lawsuits

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

New York is the state with the highest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements of any other state in the country. Here in Florida, we are much more aggressive in terms of protecting doctors from medical malpractice lawsuits. However, New York is introducing a bill that gives doctors and hospitals broadscale immunity from both criminal… Read More »

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MedMal21

Coronavirus Causes a Surge in Personal Injury Lawsuits

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

There are a number of industries that have already been impacted by the coronavirus and more appear likely as the virus spreads. Already, several cruise-goers aboard the Princess Diamond and the Grand Princess have filed lawsuits alleging that Princess Cruises was grossly negligent for exposing their passengers to the virus. But cruise lines aren’t… Read More »

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MedMal18

How Will Medical Malpractice Cases Work in the Age of Coronavirus?

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

The quarantine is only a couple of weeks in, but already lawmakers are pushing to prevent average citizens from filing lawsuits against doctors while the quarantine is in place? The theory goes that the folks on the front lines should be insulated from lawsuits because their over-stressed, overworked, and are now unwilling conscripts in… Read More »

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HospRoom

New York’s Medical Malpractice Moratorium

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

New York was the first state to implement a medical malpractice moratorium during the pandemic. Two other states soon followed: New Jersey and Michigan. Of course, these three states have the majority of COVID-19 cases in the country. Thus far, the federal government has not weighed in on the issue, but it appears likely… Read More »

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Pharmacist

A Look at the Largest Pharmaceutical Lawsuit in History

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

Much like sports stations that are replaying some of the most exciting games of all time amid the indefinite coronavirus shut down, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at the largest pharmaceutical settlement in history. Before we dig into this, pharmaceutical lawsuits are not filed under a theory of medical… Read More »

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