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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Anesthesia

Tragic Consequences from Anesthesia Errors by Florida Health Care Providers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The ability to administer anesthesia is considered one of the most powerful advancements in modern medicine, with around 40 million anesthesia procedures occurring in the US every year according to The Joint Commission. However, there are also around 1.5 million Adverse Drug Events annually – 5.3 percent of which involve harm to the patient… Read More »

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Florida’s Three Strikes Rule for Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Back in 2004, Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment to address the severity and prevalence of medical malpractice claims in the state. The so-called “Three Strikes” rule allows the Florida Board of Medicine to revoke the medical license of any professional who receives repeated claims of medical malpractice. While the law is intended to… Read More »

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Diagnosis Errors are Costly in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The practice of medicine is extremely complicated, so it should come as no surprise that negligence happens in a variety of ways. However, the results of a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine indicate that misdiagnosis of a medical condition is: The most common type of error that physicians make; The costliest… Read More »

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Coronavirus, Nursing Homes, Rehab Facilities and ALFs

By Lara Dabdoub |

We have all heard the news about the multiple, unnecessary deaths at a nursing home in Washington State and what we are being told was missed opportunities to prevent those deaths. While this is a novel virus with no currently known vaccines or treatment for it, what we have learned is that this nursing… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Laws Cover Wrongful Birth Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Pregnancy should be a joyous and heartwarming experience for women, but elation can turn to devastation upon the discovery that a baby might be born with a serious medical condition or genetic ailment. Though it’s not the right decision for everyone, many mothers-to-be opt to terminate the pregnancy; whereas others might decide to move… Read More »

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Is There Such a Thing as Psychiatric Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many individuals who seek psychiatric help from Florida health care providers do so because they’re vulnerable and emotionally distraught. They trust physicians to provide support through various types of treatment, which may include therapy, talking out their problems, and/or medications to alleviate symptoms of mental health conditions. In some situations, the patient relies on… Read More »

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State Medical Board Action v. Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Patients who suffer bodily harm at the hands of a negligent Florida health care provider have multiple options to seek redress. Two of the most common remedies are: Filing a complaint with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit However, these options have varying implications for your rights as an… Read More »

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By Gregory S. d'Incelli |

I recently saw an article regarding an insurance coverage dispute in Kentucky.  An insured motorcyclist wrecked her motorcycle after nearly colliding with a horse-drawn buggy.  The buggy was uninsured and so the motorcyclist made a claim for $50,000 against her own insurer, Progressive, for uninsured motorist benefits.  Progressive denied her claim and the denial… Read More »

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Hospital Liability for Florida Medical Malpractice Due to Infection

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many patients head to Florida hospitals for surgical procedures or other treatment for serious medical conditions, expecting to receive quality care in a clean environment. What people don’t realize is that infections are shockingly common in the hospital setting.  According to Patient CareLink, an online resource that covers a range of topics on safety… Read More »

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Important Factors Florida Attorneys Consider When Taking a Medical Malpractice Case

By Philip Freidin |

Over the past 50 years, attorney Philip Freidin has taken on some of the most difficult personal injury and medical malpractice cases in the state or Florida. With this extensive experience and expertise, comes a clear and thorough process that is exercised when determining if the firm will take on a particular case. In… Read More »

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