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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Legal_MedMal

Legal Issues When Florida Medical Malpractice Leads to Permanent Disability

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

“Medical negligence” is a broad term as defined by Florida’s statute on medical malpractice, covering a wide range of mistakes, errors in judgment, and other misconduct that deviates from recognized medical standards. The resulting harm for the patient can range from minimal effects to a life-threatening ailment to death. In some cases, medical malpractice… Read More »

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Is Anesthesia Aspiration a Sign of Physician Negligence?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When consulting with your health care providers about undergoing elective surgery to address a medical condition, you probably discussed the details regarding anesthesia. Though generally safe, there are always risks involved when you are unconscious and many of your body’s functions slow down. One of the most extreme dangers is the development of a… Read More »

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Post-Sepsis Syndrome: Lasting Health Concerns for Sepsis Survivors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you learn that a loved one recovered after contracting a sepsis infection in a nursing home, you will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief. However, surviving sepsis is not the end of a person’s struggles with related health issues. Sepsis Alliance, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce the suffering from an… Read More »

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New Palm Gardens Hospital to Join Universal Health Services’ Florida Sector

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On Monday February 1, Universal Health Services, a Fortune 500 healthcare company, announced development plans for a new 7-story, 270-bed hospital after purchasing a 32-acre lot in Palm Beach Gardens. Based out of Pennsylvania, Universal Health is a nationwide healthcare network with over 25 medical facilities in the state of Florida, as listed below…. Read More »

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Four Uncommon Types of Medical Malpractice in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The basic definition of medical malpractice in Florida is when a health care provider deviates from medically accepted standards in offering treatment, care, or decision-making regarding a patient. From such a broad description, you can see how med mal claims can take many forms. Data from MEDPLI, an online broker for medical professional liability… Read More »

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4 Things That Can Go Wrong with Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are risks involved with any type of health care treatment, but the threat of serious adverse outcomes is significant in the context of stroke. According to a National Library of Medicine article, stroke misdiagnosis is a “major” concern due to errors in around 9 percent of cases in the emergency setting. Missed diagnosis… Read More »

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Shocking Surgical Error Statistics by Florida Physicians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Whether you have made arrangements for elective surgery or need to undergo a procedure for emergency reasons, you know that there are risks involved. Still, you trust your surgeon and surgical team to protect your overall health while taking corrective action to address a serious medical condition. Unfortunately, surgical errors are still a threat…. Read More »

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Patient Rights in a Florida Reproductive Negligence Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Infertility affects many couples in South Florida, and it is a major health concern for purposes of public health throughout the US. According to statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 10 percent of women aged 15 to 44 are diagnosed with this medical condition – around 6.1 million… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Mistakes by Practice Area: OB/GYNs

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Women of all ages rely on their OB/GYNs to monitor, diagnose, and treat issues related to reproductive health, from their pre-teens to child-bearing years to menopause. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are a reality and they are often linked to negligence by OB/GYNs. A study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) indicates that around 63… Read More »

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