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Is Medical Error Really in the Top 3 Causes of Death in the US?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

By now, many people in Florida and across the country have read the Johns Hopkins study about medical errors being the third leading cause of death in the US. Perhaps you have even reviewed additional articles and media coverage about this earth shattering news, or saw related memes pop up in social media. However,… Read More »

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4 Medical Malpractice Statistics That May Shock You

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The majority of patients trust their health care providers and the medical profession in general, but some statistics demonstrate that this confidence may not be justified. Medscape, an online provider of information, medical news, and related information, recently published its Medscape Malpractice Premium Report 2019 that contains some alarming information on medical malpractice claims…. Read More »

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Important Evidence in a Florida Sepsis Malpractice Claim

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Sepsis is linked to any infection that progresses to life-threatening health issues, but it is an unfortunately common occurrence in hospitals, health clinics, and related facilities. Sepsis-related medical conditions are a particular concern in nursing homes and assisted living centers, where staff typically handles bodily fluids multiple times per day – and may not… Read More »

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Top 5 EHR Mistakes That Increase Risk of Harm to Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When passed into law in February 2009, the HITECH Act was seen as an effective strategy for encouraging the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by healthcare providers. One of the underlying objectives was to reduce the risk of harm to patients. Unfortunately, even as EHR have become widely adopted, record-keeping errors have not… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the most common questions individuals ask Miami medical malpractice attorneys involves the distinction between med mal claims and wrongful death. Some of the confusion probably lies in the fact that the two legal concepts are closely related. When a health care provider engages in medical negligence as defined by Florida law, the… Read More »

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Top Causes of Medical Malpractice by Florida Internists

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you think about the health care providers most likely to be negligent in providing treatment, OB/GYNs, surgeons, and doctors in medical specialties might come to mind. However, you might change your mind when you realize that misdiagnosis accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice claims in a JAMA Internal Medicine study…. Read More »

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5 Steps to Take if You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For a patient, it can be difficult to accept that your Florida health care provider could be responsible for making a critical error in providing care. Yet, your symptoms, worsening of your condition, deteriorating well-being, and other factors all seem to point in the direction of medical malpractice. Frustration, fear, anger, and other emotions… Read More »

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Signs of Chemo Overdose for Cancer Treatment

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Chemotherapy is one of the most common forms of cancer care, but it is important to realize that the medications introduced into your body are intentionally toxins. Though these chemicals are meant to destroy cancerous cells, they can affect other organs and tissues. As a result, there are certain side effects to expect according… Read More »

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Why is it so Hard to Prove Stroke Malpractice in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are many legal bases for a medical malpractice lawsuit, but these matters are rarely as clear-cut as a sponge or other item being left inside the patient after surgery. One of the most complicated types of cases in Florida is stroke malpractice, which may involve an error in treatment or misdiagnosis. In studying… Read More »

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Life Care Plans for Children with Birth Injury-Related Cerebral Palsy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can have a tremendous emotional impact on the family – especially when the condition was caused by a Florida health care provider’s medical mistake. The financial implications regarding the costs of medical care after a devastating birth injury are also difficult for families to deal with. Statistics from the… Read More »

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