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3 Factors that Affect Florida Medical Malpractice Settlement

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm because of a Florida health care provider’s medical error, one of the first questions you’ll ask is “How much is my medical malpractice settlement worth?” One potential answer comes from the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report prepared by the National Practitioner Data Bank: The average payout for claims across the… Read More »

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Statistics on Fatalities from Wrongful Hospital Discharge

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a loved one is discharged from the hospital, you trust that health care providers made the right decision. In the majority of situations, the hospital discharge is proper, and patients go home to a successful recovery. Unfortunately, the opposite is true in some cases, which can lead to tragic consequences. A National Institutes… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Home Negligence in the Midst of Coronavirus

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In an article published by the Miami Herald on April 19th, the inexcusable conditions found by a team from the Florida Department of Health at a Tallahassee nursing home were brought to light. This nursing home was the first case, of perhaps many to come, where disciplinary actions were taken against nursing home administrators… Read More »

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Can a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Lead to Brain Injury?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Misdiagnosis of a heart attack can have serious, long-term consequences, especially for your circulatory, pulmonary, respiratory, and related systems. However, there’s another implication that you may not expect: Mistakes in diagnosing a heart attack can also affect the brain, potentially causing serious brain injuries. An acute myocardial infarction (AMI) prevents the flow of oxygen-rich… Read More »

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Common Types of Errors That Lead to Birth Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a type of personal injury claim, birth injury lawsuits in Florida typically follow the same pattern as other medical malpractice cases. To prevail, you need to prove that the health care provider breached the relevant standard of care, and this error was the direct cause of harm to you and/or your baby. Florida’s… Read More »

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Surgical Errors That May Lead to a Florida Medical Malpractice Claim

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Surgery is a very detailed, intricate procedure, which is why there is a risk involved any time you need such treatment, especially on an emergency basis or for an existing medical condition. Even a slight mistake can lead to potentially harmful – possibly even deadly – complications for the patient. However, the great majority… Read More »

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Top Factors Behind Medical Errors in the Emergency Department

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you were recently rushed to the hospital for an accidental injury or sudden medical issue, there’s a good chance you received treatment in the emergency department. Though experiences differ, you probably noticed that the ER is one of the busiest areas of the facility. In some situations, demand for care can outpace supply… Read More »

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Proper Diagnosis is Critical in Achieving Cancer Treatment Goals

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first questions he or she asks is what treatments are available and appropriate under the circumstances. However, there are additional factors health care providers will consider before getting to that point. Medical experts at the Mayo Clinic explain the importance of staging, i.e., evaluating… Read More »

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Types of Evidence for Proving a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm as a patient after being treated by a health care provider, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice claim. However, these cases are notoriously complicated when it comes to proof. Under Florida’s standard for medical negligence, you have the burden of showing that… Read More »

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