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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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Calculating Pain and Suffering in a Florida Med Mal Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida once again ranked in the Top 10 US states for medical malpractice payouts according to the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report prepared by LeverageRx, an analytics resource and insurance marketplace for doctors. Another key finding in the publication is that, after a steady increase over the last few years, the average settlement for… Read More »

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Cruise Line Liability for Shore Excursion Accidents

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While the amenities aboard Miami’s most popular cruise ships are stunning, the wide range of shore excursions available at various ports of call are a huge draw for many passengers. From shopping trips and dining, to cultural enrichment and outdoor activities, there are experiences that appeal to guests of all ages. Even before you… Read More »

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Can Doctor Bias be the Basis for a Florida Misdiagnosis Claim?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You would never expect that health care professionals could be guilty of allowing bias to affect the practice of medicine, but it’s a bigger problem than you think. According to findings from a survey published by WebMD, as many as 4 in 10 physicians admit that preconceived notions about a patient affect their judgment… Read More »

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STAFFING ISSUES IN NURSING HOMES CAN HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ELDERLY

By Gregory S. d'Incelli |

To try to stay updated on Covid-related developments here in Florida (ie: for purely non-political reasons), I started following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter at the beginning of the Pandemic.  Just a couple days ago, a tweet from the Governor came up on my feed indicating that, since the Pandemic Florida has established… Read More »

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Unique Factors with Medical Malpractice and the Elderly

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical malpractice is a serious concern in any context, but the effects and implications are even more problematic when the victim is an elderly person. In a report on medical malpractice claims involving the elderly, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reported that patients over age 70 were considerably more likely to suffer severe injuries… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost to File a Med Mal Claim in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many people ask their Miami medical malpractice attorney this question, and may be surprised to learn that the answer is: “It depends.” The truth is that every case involving medical error or negligence is different, so it is not possible to give an exact dollar value without knowing the specifics of your situation. Factors… Read More »

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Medications Errors That Can Cause Heart Attack

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, is often linked to underlying health problems, but many people don’t understand that some common medications can also lead to a heart attack. When a person experiences AMI, the heart does not actually stop beating altogether; instead, it begins to beat irregularly, which can… Read More »

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