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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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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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Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Up Verdict in Favor of Doctor

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

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of a physician who was sued for medical malpractice after a jury came back with a judgment in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff claimed that the doctor did not accurately trace a baby’s heart rate during the delivery resulting in injuries to the baby who… Read More »

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Jury Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Who Died with a Broken Ankle

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

Maria Elena Fernandez went to Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics for treatment of a broken ankle. She died from complications of the surgery related to blood clots. A Florida jury just awarded her widower $30 million as compensation for the loss of his wife. The question is: How was this allowed to this far?… Read More »

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Mother Files Lawsuit After Death of Baby

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

An Ohio mother has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against ProMedica, a ProMedica doctor, and a number of ProMedica facilities. She says that ProMedica failed to provide adequate care and this directly led to the death of her newborn son. The lawsuit was filed against gynecologist Dr. Dayna Mohammadione, the ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice “Crisis” Lawsuit is Dropped

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

A lawsuit has been dropped that would allow a brother and sister to pursue non-economic damages after their mother died of lung cancer. The State of Florida bars actions for medical malpractice in certain instances, and these statutes are holdovers from the Jeb-Bush era medical malpractice tort reform that capped damages in medical malpractice… Read More »

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Widower Granted New Trial After Wife Died During Pregnancy

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

A Charlottesville widower has been granted a new trial by the state Supreme Court of Virginia against two doctors after his wife died in their care from E. coli infection while pregnant. His medical malpractice lawsuit was initially filed in 2015 after his wife died in 2013 due to complications from the infection while… Read More »

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Assembly Line Medicine Blamed for Baseball Players Botched Surgery

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

Assembly-line medicine is the name of a controversial new technique of performing multiple surgeries at the same time. One skilled surgeon will perform the most complex part of a surgical procedure and allow residents and other hospital staff to stitch the patient up and complete the surgery. While medical experts claim that the practice… Read More »

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Family Rejects Doctor’s Psychiatric Diagnosis, Turns Out to be Right

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

When the mother and father of Justina Pelletier brought their child into Boston Children’s Hospital, they were told their daughter had severe psychiatric issues. The parents rejected that claim, and that is when the hospital reportedly became aggressive. They accused the Pelletiers of medical child abuse (Munchausen Syndrome by proxy) and were successful in… Read More »

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Pharmacy Chains Blamed as Medication Errors Rise

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

Pharmacists are filing complaints with state pharmacy boards in droves as medication errors at some of America’s largest chains are on the rise. Many claim that staffing cutbacks and unreasonable corporate expectations for volume are causing them to perform their job in a manner which puts the public at risk. Michael Jackson, the chief… Read More »

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