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Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Calculating Pain and Suffering in a Florida Med Mal Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida once again ranked in the Top 10 US states for medical malpractice payouts according to the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report prepared by LeverageRx, an analytics resource and insurance marketplace for doctors. Another key finding in the publication is that, after a steady increase over the last few years, the average settlement for… Read More »

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Cruise Line Liability for Shore Excursion Accidents

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While the amenities aboard Miami’s most popular cruise ships are stunning, the wide range of shore excursions available at various ports of call are a huge draw for many passengers. From shopping trips and dining, to cultural enrichment and outdoor activities, there are experiences that appeal to guests of all ages. Even before you… Read More »

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Can Doctor Bias be the Basis for a Florida Misdiagnosis Claim?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You would never expect that health care professionals could be guilty of allowing bias to affect the practice of medicine, but it’s a bigger problem than you think. According to findings from a survey published by WebMD, as many as 4 in 10 physicians admit that preconceived notions about a patient affect their judgment… Read More »

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STAFFING ISSUES IN NURSING HOMES CAN HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ELDERLY

By Gregory S. d'Incelli |

To try to stay updated on Covid-related developments here in Florida (ie: for purely non-political reasons), I started following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter at the beginning of the Pandemic.  Just a couple days ago, a tweet from the Governor came up on my feed indicating that, since the Pandemic Florida has established… Read More »

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Unique Factors with Medical Malpractice and the Elderly

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical malpractice is a serious concern in any context, but the effects and implications are even more problematic when the victim is an elderly person. In a report on medical malpractice claims involving the elderly, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reported that patients over age 70 were considerably more likely to suffer severe injuries… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost to File a Med Mal Claim in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many people ask their Miami medical malpractice attorney this question, and may be surprised to learn that the answer is: “It depends.” The truth is that every case involving medical error or negligence is different, so it is not possible to give an exact dollar value without knowing the specifics of your situation. Factors… Read More »

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Medications Errors That Can Cause Heart Attack

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, is often linked to underlying health problems, but many people don’t understand that some common medications can also lead to a heart attack. When a person experiences AMI, the heart does not actually stop beating altogether; instead, it begins to beat irregularly, which can… Read More »

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Are Florida Nursing Homes Doing Enough to Protect Patients and Staff from Coronavirus?

By Lara Dabdoub |

In a recently published article, it was indicated that 1,819 residents and employees at long-term care facilities throughout Florida have died after contracting Coronavirus. According to the article, this accounted for almost 53% of the Coronavirus deaths in the State of Florida. Hearing these statistics makes you question whether nursing homes and long-term care… Read More »

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Can Veterans Sue for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a veteran of our nation’s military, you’re just as entitled as civilians to receive top quality patient care from your health care providers. Unfortunately, just like doctors in the private sector, physicians with the Veteran’s Administration can make critical mistakes. You could suffer serious harm, pain and suffering, and other losses when a… Read More »

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Anesthesia Errors Causing Serious Complications for Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Since 1846, when a physician first administered ether as a means of easing the unbearable agony of surgery, anesthesia has been considered among the top 10 medical advances that changed the world. The procedures for introducing it and the drugs themselves have progressed in terms of effectiveness, and there can be no doubt the… Read More »

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