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  • Suing a Cruise Line for Personal Injuries

    In light of the tragic news about an 8-year-old girl who passed away after falling several floors on the Carnival Cruise Lines ship, Glory, it is almost certain that a lawsuit will eventually be filed. While we don’t know all the details of the accident, one news report indicates that the fall could have been 25 to 50 feet. This would raise the question of whether the Glory had adequate railings ...
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  • Workers Compensation vs. Personal Injury: What are my options?

    Are you limited to a workers’ compensation claim if you were injured on the job? Not always. Just because you were injured while working doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t file a personal injury claim. While the majority of on-the-job injuries will be workers’ compensation claims, there are several exceptions. The first step in determining whether you have a personal injury or workers’ ...
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  • Why Filing a Post-Irma Lawsuit Against The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Requires a Specific Type of Lawyer

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, perhaps the most tragic news is coming from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, a 152-bed nursing home facility serving patients from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. As has been widely reported, as many as 9 patients have now passed away as a result of high temperatures when the power went out at the nursing home. Unfortunately, the nursing ...
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  • How to apply for FEMA relief for house and business damages caused by Hurricane Irma. DO NOT DELAY

    Hurricane Irma has caused devastation across the State of Florida. We're wishing you all a speedy recovery during these difficult times. When a loss occurs, you deserve a fast, full settlement of your insurance claim so you can focus on your family, your business, and your life. Freidin Brown is ready to help guide you through the claim process to ensure everything is done properly from the moment ...
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  • Eight Dead and Others Evacuated After Florida Nursing Home Loses Power

    Eight people have died so far after a nursing home in Florida lost power and air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, and local police have now launched a criminal investigation into the matter. According to the facility, everything was working fine as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and the facility was using fans and portable air conditioners. That same day, however, police responded to a 911 ...
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  • U.S. News Announces Best Hospitals of 2017-18

    U.S. News and World Report recently released its “Best Hospitals” list , an annual ranking of the top hospitals and medical facilities nationwide and regionally. These rankings are filled with hospitals and providers here in South Florida, in Miami-Dade , Broward , and Palm Beach Counties. Notably, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked for the 14 th consecutive year as the top ophthalmologic ...
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  • Overprescribing Opioids Threatens Lives Across America

    The opioid epidemic ravages hundreds of thousands of lives across the United States every year, and despite growing public awareness of the damage these types of drugs can cause, it shows no signs of slowing down. A recent malpractice case in Georgia is a tragic example of the danger these drugs can cause to innocent lives. Lorrie McCombs was prescribed methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, after ...
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  • Attorneys Freidin & Brown Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©

    Freidin Brown, P.A. is excited to announce that attorneys Philip Freidin and Joel Brown have both been selected to the 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America© for their work representing injured clients. Recipients of this honor are nominated by their peers before undergoing a stringent review process before the highest rated are selected for inclusion on this list. This is Freidin’s 10 th year ...
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  • Pursuing Medical Care Providers for Late or Missed Cancer Diagnosis

    All of us know the dangers of cancer. We also understand that early diagnosis and early detection lead to better prognosis with less invasive treatment and much-improved outcomes. Conversely, late detection can result in advanced stage cancer that, though treatable, often has dire medical consequences along with long, difficult treatments, emotional trauma, the risk of recurrence, and uncertain ...
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  • Woman Sues Hospital After She Accidentally Suffocated Newborn While Sleeping

    Monica Thompson of Oregon is suing the Portland Adventist Medical Center for nearly $9 million, according to the lawsuit, after the hospital staff’s negligence led to the suffocation of her newborn son. In early August 2012, Thompson fell asleep in the clinic with her newborn son cradled in her arms. An hour later, she awoke to find him smothered and unresponsive. Shortly before the incident, ...
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  • The Hidden Danger of Nervous System Injuries

    There are certain injuries that we are familiar with: Broken bones, strained muscles, and sprained ankles. These are tangible injuries we easily see and comprehend. But the other, less-visible systems in our bodies are also susceptible to injury, and we all should be cognizant of these risks. Nerve injuries are, unfortunately, an all too common injury that can occur during medical interventions. ...
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  • David Werner Honored as 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in South FL by CFF

    Associate Attorney David E. Werner of Freidin Brown, P.A. in Miami has been nominated by his legal peers to receive the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida award. An upcoming gala in early November will be held to honor the award recipients. Until that day, our team at Freidin Brown, P.A. would like to take this time to congratulate David Werner and ...
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  • Holding Doctors and Hospitals Accountable for Patient Suicides

    Tragically, each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide (https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/), often times leaving family members asking themselves why or how this could have happened. In most scenarios, no legal action will be taken after this period of self-reflection and personal investigation. However, in limited scenarios, family members of a suicide victim may be able to bring a ...
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  • Attorney Philip Freidin Appointed to Federal Judicial Nominating Commission

    Attorney Philip Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A. in Miami was recently selected by Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson to serve on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District of Florida. This appointment comes as a great honor to both Phil and our law firm, as only legal professionals considered to be of the highest caliber in practice, skill, and ethics receive such an ...
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  • The Healing Factor in Podiatric Surgery

    Podiatric surgery is complicated. Your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Any invasive surgery on your feet requires a skilled and competent doctor that ably performs with precise technique. Just as important as the surgery itself, however, is the recovery and rehabilitative process. Your body needs to heal following surgery. Premature strain on ...
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