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Woman’s Case Dismissed after Deception Uncovered

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

A woman hired a taxi company in Miami to transport her to a cruise ship that she was about to embark upon. When she attempted to remove her luggage from the trunk of the vehicle, the vehicle began rolling. In fact, the vehicle rolled into her and over her causing serious injuries. The force… Read More »

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Defamation Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation by Hospital Against Staff Doctor

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

Dr. Hadi Hakki, who was the chief of surgery at Northside Hospital, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Galencare, Inc., which operates the hospital, and alleged that the hospital misrepresented statistics related to their surgical success.  Dr. Hakki alleged that in 2007 Northside Hospital made a number of false reports to the Society of… Read More »

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Florida Hospital Accused of Covering Up Medical Error to Avoid Lawsuit

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

The family of a 25-year-old man has accused a Florida hospital of committing medical negligence and then attempting to cover it up after the fact. The man died as a result of an improperly removed central venous catheter line. Palms West Hospital is accused of attempting to cover up the mistake by claiming that… Read More »

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Media Reports that Doctor Falsely Diagnoses Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

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

Dr. Gary Weiss held himself out to the public as an expert on the incurable disease of multiple sclerosis (MS).  He diagnosed many patients with MS; however, nearly two dozen of them did not actually have the rare illness. Dr. Weiss falsely diagnosed his patients for his own financial gain. He has allegedly earned… Read More »

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Reports Indicate that Paramedics Let Woman Die Assuming She Could not Afford an Ambulance

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

In a very troubling display of discrimination and medical neglect, four fire rescue paramedics allegedly allowed a 30-year-old mother to die of a stroke rather than assisting her. The woman had recently given birth and was nursing a 5-day-old baby when paramedics arrived on the scene. She had shown stroke-like symptoms after her baby… Read More »

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USA Today investigation reveals U.S. hospitals not protecting mothers

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

A recent USA Today investigation revealed that since 1990, maternal deaths in the U.S. have risen sharply to the point that the U.S. now has the highest level of maternal deaths per 100,000 births in the developed world.  The investigation further found that the deaths often result from medical staff failing to follow long-known… Read More »

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Holidays in July No 2

Greg Hoag played Santa Claus at the St. Pete Bar’s Holidays in July event at the Sunrise Bowling Lanes

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

Holidays in July aims to give children living in foster homes a day of fun, bowling, gifts and happy memories.

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94th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association

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

Greg Hoag was recently installed as the 94th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He is the 3rd attorney from Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. to hold this office.

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Congratulations to Attorney Thomas D. Masterson who made the Legal Elite Hall of Fame List

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

The Legal Elite Hall of Fame comprises a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting. You can learn more about the Legal Elite Hall of Fame by clicking here.

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Florida Bar’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Workshop

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

Weston Smith and Thomas Masterson served on the Faculty of the Trial Lawyer Section of The Florida Bar’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Workshop  forum May 15th through May 19th in Gainesville at the University of Florida    

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