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TIMES-UNION SPECIAL REPORT: A hospital's deadly problem
The pain stabbed like ice picks, but the cure proved even worse. When Dona Perez went to Jacksonville Naval Hospital for treatment of pelvic inflammation in 1999, her gynecologist had a permanent solution ...


A Navy doctor admits that if she had just looked at her patient's ... Medical records and doctor testimony convinced Hess and her attorney, Sean Cronin, ...


Monday, Dec 12, 2005
A naval hospital delivery teams failure to properly react to a childbearing Navy wifes worsening condition, and the subsequent birth defect of her child, resulted in a record $60.9 million judgment against the U.S. government Nov. 23. The judgment... read entire article»

Claim filed in sailor's death at hospital
NavyTimes.com, VA - 1 hour ago
By Chris Amos - Staff writer A Jacksonville, Fla., lawyer has filed a $5 million claim against the Navy after what he said was medical malpractice that led ...

Sailor's Family Files Suit Against Naval Hospital
News4Jax.com, FL - Aug 27, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of a sailor who died while on active duty is filing a lawsuit against the naval hospital, although they said they know it ...

Family Says Naval Hospital Caused Sailor's Death
First Coast News, FL - 1 hour ago
By Jackelyn Barnard JACKSONVILLE, FL-- Nate Hafterson, 21, was a radar operator in the US Navy and based in Jacksonville. Despite no history of medical ...

Local News - Woman Claims Naval Hospital Used Dirty Instruments
Jen Backman. Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Sean Cronin ... "I heard all these stories of things happening at the naval hospital and I was real apprehensive ...


JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A family from Orange Park is suing Naval Hospital Jacksonville ... "The child has what's called cortical blindness," said Sean Cronin, ...

Jacksonville's Financial News and Daily Record
Sean Cronin with a photograph of Michael Hugaboom. ... A junior enlisted man in the Navy, Rivera lost his wife and unborn child to a botched c-section at a ...

Parents File $150M Suit Against Naval Hospital - Local/Florida News
We're having it because the Navy had a press conference today," said the Alcorn's attorney Sean Cronin. "When these lawsuits or allegations come forward, ...

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Jacksonville hospital sued on botched surgery charge
Monday, Dec 11, 2006
The two stories are completely at odds. A Jacksonville, Fla.-based Navy wife claims her doctor called her after she returned home from August hernia surgery with shocking news: Shed accidentally been operated upon with contaminated instruments use... read entire article»

Jax hospital CO: No contamination during surgery
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006
Something happened during a womans August surgery at Jacksonville Naval Hospital that caused her surgeon to call her in for non-standard, post-operative blood tests. But the hospitals commanding officer on Wednesday contradicted the woman's claim... read entire article»


Tuesday, Nov 28, 2006 A Navy wife who says she underwent surgery at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida with unsanitized instruments used in an operation earlier the same day filed a $5 million personal injury claim against the Navy on Tuesday for severe emotion... read entire article»

Malpractice claimed in babys death
Monday, Jun 12, 2006 Three-month-old Justin Michael Shantz had been more than just fussy earlier in the day he was not his normal, happy self, said his grandfather, an active-duty sailor. He'd vomited three times, Tylenol did not lower his feverish temperature, and he seem... read entire article»

Family of infant who died files malpractice claim
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Family members on Wednesday filed a $15 million medical malpractice claim against the Navy and Jacksonville Naval Hospital over the 2005 death of a 3-month-old child who succumbed to a massive, undetected infection. Justin Michael Shantz was brou... read entire article»


Monday, May 8, 2006
The Navy has agreed to pay $850,000 to a former Navy signalman first class whose wife died May 21, 2003, six weeks after a botched hip replacement operation at Jacksonville Naval Hospital. The settlement with Dwight Hines of Macclenny, Fla., avoi... read entire article»

Feres, state laws limit liability in many cases
Monday, Mar 6, 2006
Families, even those with active-duty service members, can sue the government for negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Service members, however, cannot sue the government for personal injuries caused by the negligence of military members,... read entire article»

Monday, Mar 6, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Navy wife Dona Perez was surprised when a Jacksonville Naval Hospital doctor told the 38-year-old in April 1999 that she needed a total hysterectomy and should have her ovaries removed. Suffering from irregular menstrual periods... read entire article»

Quality care the focus of Jacksonville hospital forum
Monday, Jan 30, 2006 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Naval Hospitals commanding officer used a town hall meeting Jan. 18 to unveil a new strategic plan aimed at making the facility first in service and to answer concerns over recent news stories highlighting a string ... read entire article»

NAS Jax Hospital announces new strategic plan
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Naval Hospitals commanding officer used Wednesdays town hall meeting to unveil a new strategic plan aimed at making the facility first in service and to answer concerns over recent news stories highlighting a string... read entire article»

Supposed to be so routine
Monday, Jan 2, 2006
Jocelyn Foster lost her life due to Navy medical malpractice. And the doctor who admitted responsibility is still practicing Navy medicine. That has prompted Fosters daughter to speak out about her mothers death in order, she says, to help spur i... read entire article»

I felt like I could trust them
Monday, Dec 19, 2005
NORFOLK, Va. It was a matter of trust. Thomas Hugaboom is a sailor and his wife Jessica used to be. The couple had no complaints about their previous Navy medical care and loved their baby sons pediatrician. But, the couple was told, that doctor ... read entire article»

Couple sues for $15 million in sons death
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2005
NORFOLK, Va. A sailor and his wife have initiated a $15 million medical malpractice lawsuit against the government for the 2004 death of their 8-month-old son at Jacksonville Naval Hospital. The suit is broken into three $5 million segments, file... read entire article»