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Federal Investigation Reveals Serious Problems at All Children’s Hospital

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

Federal authorities have rebuked Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital after a report was released illustrating serious problems within the executive hierarchy. Essentially, Johns Hopkins fell prey to an administrative no-no in which all decision-making power was consolidated in the hands of a small group of people. Although hospital staff raised a series of concerns… Read More »

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State Considering Changes Amid All Children’s Scandal

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

The state is considering an initiative that would force hospitals that operate pediatric heart surgery programs release mortality statistics to the public. Ostensibly, this would force these programs to operate in full transparency. This is a result of the backlash surrounding the All Children’s Hospital scandal that saw unprecedented rates of fatal surgical outcomes… Read More »

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Regulatory Bodies Failed to Catch and Punish Problems at All Children’s Hospital

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

Based on reputation alone, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is among the most esteemed medical centers in the country. But for one brief period between 2015 and 2017, there are reports that the pediatric heart surgery program had major red flags. The mortality rate of children who were provided medical services by the department… Read More »

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What Role Did Johns Hopkins Have in the Demise of All Children’s?

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

The shockwave caused by the reports concerning the quality of care at All Children’s Hospital has yet to fully dissipate. Yet it remains clear that the reported failures both inside and outside the hospital contributed to an unprecedented death toll among the patients of the pediatric heart ward. So far, we’ve discussed some of… Read More »

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Safety Errors a Problem for Johns Hopkins Affiliates

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

Johns Hopkins is renowned across the world as one of the leaders in the medical field. Within their own hospitals, however, these reports clearly show a trend where they have let safety standards slip and the result has been a number of preventable errors. This is an astonishing revelation considering Johns Hopkins’ reputation for… Read More »

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Fallout From All Children’s Scandal Claims Three More Executives

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

Since the Tampa Bay Times has run an exposé on the scandal at All Children’s Hospital that claimed the lives of some pediatric heart patients, several executives under whose watch those lives were lost have resigned. To date, local health officials have cited the hospital for failing to disclose adverse medical events arising from… Read More »

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