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Falls In Florida Nursing Homes: Surprising Findings

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It may not come as a surprise to know that millions of individuals aged 65 years or older fall every year, at a rate of around 1 in 4 older people. However, other statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are shocking. Falls are the #1 cause of injury-related fatalities… Read More »

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National TBI Awareness Month: Common Causes And Complications

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Brain Injury Awareness Month is an event celebrated every March in the US, calling attention to the prevention of concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and associated harm to the most important organ in the human body. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) hosts the celebration every year, pointing out that at least 3.6… Read More »

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National Women’s History Month: Focusing On Health And Well-Being

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though National Women’s History Month is now officially in its 35th year, the commemoration and celebration of females in American history dates back several decades. The event originated back in 1978 in California, and the movement led to a 1980 presidential proclamation to recognize the vital roles women have played in the development of… Read More »

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It seems there is an occasion to raise awareness to almost every medical condition, so it stands to reason that the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the US would also get its turn. March 2022 is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an event dedicated to reminding all about the… Read More »

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Questions To Ask During A Consultation With A Florida Cancer Malpractice Attorney

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Decades ago, being diagnosed with cancer was a devastating blow that left patients with little hope of survival. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology and persistent, meticulous research have increased the likelihood of positive outcomes. Recent statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal high 5-year survival rates for breast and… Read More »

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Top 4 Nursing Errors In Florida Health Care Facilities

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Few people would deny that nurses are among the hardest working people in Florida, but even these dedicated employees have their limitations when overworked. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the odds of nurses committing an error increases three-fold when they work more than 12 hours compared to 8-hour… Read More »

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Can I Sue For Emotional Distress After A Cancer Misdiagnosis?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For patients with concerns about cancer, awaiting diagnosis from a health care provider is an emotional roller coaster. Those who receive good news will be elated, while a patient’s life will be turned around upon hearing that a medical condition is cancerous. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that individuals in either group could be shocked to… Read More »

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What Compensation Is Available In A Florida Anesthesia Errors Case?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Like other US states, Florida has enacted numerous statutes that hold health care providers liable when their negligence leads to patient harm. State medical malpractice laws dictate that practitioners are required to comply with prevailing professional standards of care when treating patients, and a breach could give rise to legal action. The statute applies… Read More »

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Can Florida Nursing Homes Use Physical Restraints On Residents?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Physical abuse in nursing homes is illegal and intolerable, but it is important to understand that misconduct can come in forms you may not expect. One of the most heartbreaking types of mistreatment is improper use of restraints, such as ties around the wrists or ankles. Florida law imposes very specific requirements for use… Read More »

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