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How Florida’s Statute of Limitations Applies to Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While your focus is usually on treatment and recovery from a situation involving the failure to diagnose cancer, there’s a very important concept that you should note about your rights. The Florida statute of limitations affects a medical malpractice claim in a very profound way, restricting the amount of time you have to file… Read More »

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Four Ways to Avoid Suffering a Second Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You might think you’re out of the woods when you were properly diagnosed and treated for a stroke, but it could be a mistake to believe that you won’t suffer another significant event. According to statistics compiled by the American Stroke Association, one in four stroke survivors will experience a second stroke. Fortunately, up… Read More »

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Complications and Questions Regarding Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You may not realize it, but that fluttering sensation, racing heartbeat, and other discomforts can actually be symptoms of a serious heart condition known as atrial fibrillation (AFib). Experts at the Mayo Clinic in Florida describe AFib as an irregular or rapid heart rate that occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the… Read More »

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Freidin Brown Secures $450,000+ Medical Malpractice Settlement in Foot Amputation Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Congratulations to attorneys Philip Freidin and Gregory d’Incelli on obtaining a global settlement totaling over $450,000 on behalf of a client who lost his foot due to medical negligence. This case presented unique and complex obstacles, since the medical care was provided as part of a clinical trial and not in a traditional hospital… Read More »

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Settlement Versus Trial in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many victims of medical malpractice will consider taking legal action to recover compensation for their injuries, but most aren’t familiar with where to start. As a victim, you may wonder whether it’s in your best interests to settle or go to court to pursue your claim for damages. The truth is that many medical… Read More »

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What is Informed Consent in a Florida Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you’ve ever had surgery or any other critical medical procedure, you probably remember dealing with stacks of paperwork beforehand. Much of the documentation outlines the potential risks of undergoing treatment, the associated anesthesia, and related details. Your signature and/or initials are required in multiple places as a caveat for getting the treatment you… Read More »

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What are My Rights if I’ve Been Falsely Diagnosed with Cancer?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you think about cancer misdiagnosis, you’re probably assuming an error in detecting the disease or a delay in identifying it. These scenarios are devastating for patients who realize they’ve lost precious treatment time that they can’t get back. Still, there’s another form of mistake that’s equally troubling and can be just as horrific… Read More »

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How Florida Physicians Misdiagnose Heart Attack in Women

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

This past October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month brought massive attention to this horrible disease, so it comes as a shock to many people that the number one killer of women in the US is heart disease. Most physicians are aware of the statistics, which is why it’s surprising to learn that many health care… Read More »

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Common Tests Florida Physicians Use in Diagnosing Heart Attack

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you arrive at the emergency room with classic signs of a heart attack, it’s pretty obvious that health care providers should conduct certain tests to determine a proper diagnosis. There are two general categories of exams for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) according to the American Heart Association: Non-invasive, such as external imaging and… Read More »

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Reasons Florida Doctors & Hospitals Misdiagnose Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The definition of stroke is the death of brain cells due to oxygen deprivation, such as what might occur because of an arterial rupture, blockage, or other issue that prevents blood flow to the brain. When an individual suffers a stroke, the timing of diagnosis is critical. According to the National Institute of Health,… Read More »

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