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Specific Errors By Florida Physicians Can Lead To Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are numerous cancers, tumors, and related disorders that can plague the human body, but they generally share one common characteristic: Outcomes are closely tied to properly diagnosing cancer in a timely manner. Patients are partly responsible for the diagnosis process, as they must disclose symptoms, express concerns, and be honest about lifestyle-based risk… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Mistakes By Practice Area: Surgery

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical malpractice comes in many forms, and the nature of the harm to a patient is closely related to the specialty area of the health care provider. Unfortunately, when the specialization is surgery, errors continue to occur at a high rate. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 4,000 surgical errors occur… Read More »

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National Stroke Awareness Month: A Closer Look At Causes And Symptoms

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

May 2021 is National Stroke Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to learn about the risk factors for stroke, and how you can take steps to reduce your chances of suffering a potentially fatal event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 795,000 people experience a stroke every year nationwide,… Read More »

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Preeclampsia And Stroke: Relationship And Risk Factors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Two important events coincide in May 2021 as they do every year: National Stroke Awareness Month and Preeclampsia Awareness Month. It may not seem like these initiatives are related, but the National Institutes of Health reports that preeclampsia is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of stroke. Ramifications for both mother and child can… Read More »

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Statistics On Preeclampsia Reveal Common Causes And Often-Overlooked Symptoms

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Preeclampsia Awareness Month this May 2021 is dedicated to drawing attention and educating the public on symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of this potentially serious, pregnancy-related condition. All materials, panels, and events will focus on the theme of “Act Early! Screen Early!” – a message that many women need to hear if they are… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Laws And Negligent Post-Operative Care

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While surgery is certainly a delicate process, a patient recovering in a post-operative setting is also in a fragile state even after the medical procedure is completed. Members of the medical staff must remain diligent during this stage, monitoring the individual’s vital signs and other indicators to ensure there are no complications. A particular… Read More »

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National Hospital Week: May 9-15, 2021

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has been hosting National Hospital Week for many years. While the vast majority of hospitals are dedicated to providing quality medical care, there are some facilities that cut corners and engage in other negligent acts that may put patients at risk. Hospitals can be held accountable for negligent misconduct… Read More »

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4 Factors That Affect Timing AND Amount Of A Florida Med Mal Settlement

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are basically two options for resolving a Florida medical malpractice claim, either reaching settlement or taking your case to trial. Generally, the legal requirements are the same for both: You need to prove that your physician departed from the standard of care defined under Florida’s medical negligence statute, which requires health care practitioners… Read More »

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National Stroke Awareness Month: Recognizing Proper Stroke Care

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you learn that someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the US, it is easy to understand why the American Heart Association (AHA) established National Stroke Awareness Month back in May 1989. More than three decades later, the event going on throughout May 2021 will continue to focus on informing the public… Read More »

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month May 2021; Act Early And Screen Early To Reduce the Risk

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are numerous dedications, national food days, and other events going on throughout the month of May, but women who are pregnant or plan to be might want to note one in particular: Preeclampsia Awareness Month. As the name suggests, the objective is to draw attention to the fact that preeclampsia affects around 5-8… Read More »

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