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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Is Medical Error Really in the Top 3 Causes of Death in the US?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

By now, many people in Florida and across the country have read the Johns Hopkins study about medical errors being the third leading cause of death in the US. Perhaps you have even reviewed additional articles and media coverage about this earth shattering news, or saw related memes pop up in social media. However,… Read More »

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4 Medical Malpractice Statistics That May Shock You

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The majority of patients trust their health care providers and the medical profession in general, but some statistics demonstrate that this confidence may not be justified. Medscape, an online provider of information, medical news, and related information, recently published its Medscape Malpractice Premium Report 2019 that contains some alarming information on medical malpractice claims…. Read More »

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Important Evidence in a Florida Sepsis Malpractice Claim

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Sepsis is linked to any infection that progresses to life-threatening health issues, but it is an unfortunately common occurrence in hospitals, health clinics, and related facilities. Sepsis-related medical conditions are a particular concern in nursing homes and assisted living centers, where staff typically handles bodily fluids multiple times per day – and may not… Read More »

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Top 5 EHR Mistakes That Increase Risk of Harm to Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When passed into law in February 2009, the HITECH Act was seen as an effective strategy for encouraging the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by healthcare providers. One of the underlying objectives was to reduce the risk of harm to patients. Unfortunately, even as EHR have become widely adopted, record-keeping errors have not… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the most common questions individuals ask Miami medical malpractice attorneys involves the distinction between med mal claims and wrongful death. Some of the confusion probably lies in the fact that the two legal concepts are closely related. When a health care provider engages in medical negligence as defined by Florida law, the… Read More »

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