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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Life Care Plans for Children with Birth Injury-Related Cerebral Palsy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can have a tremendous emotional impact on the family – especially when the condition was caused by a Florida health care provider’s medical mistake. The financial implications regarding the costs of medical care after a devastating birth injury are also difficult for families to deal with. Statistics from the… Read More »

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Best Lawyers 2021

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We are proud to announce that three Freidin Brown, P.A. attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Firm founder, Philip Freidin, has been named in Best Lawyers 2021 for the 14th year, having first been recognized in 2007 for his work for plaintiffs in medical malpractice law and personal injury… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Claims for the “Big Three” in Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A misdiagnosis by a Florida health care provider can lead to disastrous consequences for the patient, but there are certain types of diagnosis mistakes that are more prevalent and devastating than others. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine refer to these scenarios as the “Big 3” for purposes of misdiagnosis. Diagnostic errors are already the… Read More »

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Patient Rights After a Botched Appendectomy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While the appendix is a relatively small organ that has no apparent function in the human body, it can lead to life-threatening complications when inflamed. Appendicitis causes severe pain in the lower right part of the belly, nausea, and vomiting, but the most serious issues result from a ruptured appendix. As such, a timely… Read More »

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Exploring the Links Between Brain Injuries and Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Head injuries are a serious concern, but you may not realize the risks until you review the numbers. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, around 2.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. More than 50,000 die as a result of their injuries, and another 80,000 are permanently disabled. The leading causes… Read More »

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5 Things to Consider Before Settling a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Not all Florida medical malpractice cases go to trial and, in fact, most cases settle out-of-court. LeverageRx, an online med mal insurance marketplace, reveals the prevalence of settlements in its 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report. More than 96 percent of all medical malpractice claims are resolved through agreement by the parties, instead of risking… Read More »

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“Induced Addiction” May Constitute Medical Malpractice Under Florida Law

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When physicians prescribe medications that could be addictive, they have a duty to make sure patients understand the risks and the need to monitor for signs of addition. Unfortunately, some health care providers may be careless with their responsibilities, potentially leading to abuse and associated harm. One of the most well-known, prevalent issues involves… Read More »

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What to Expect During Arbitration in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the initial stages of litigation in a Florida medical malpractice case is the pre-suit investigation and response provided by the prospective defendant after receiving notice that you intend to file a lawsuit to recover damages. The statute allows the health care provider 90 days to look into your allegations and either: Reject… Read More »

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