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Holding Florida Nursing Homes Accountable For Fall Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Unintentional falls are the number one reason people aged 65 and older visit emergency rooms for medical treatment, and they are also the top cause of fatalities in this age group. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25 percent of older Americans experience a fall every year; 1… Read More »

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Early Signs Of Birth Injuries Parents Need To Know

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Even if you do not have a legal background, you are probably aware that the laws of all US states impose time restrictions on personal injury lawsuits. While Florida has a four-year deadline for most accident cases, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is much shorter. A patient has just two years to… Read More »

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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis: What Is The Harm To Patients?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Commonly known as a “heart attack”, a myocardial infarction occurs when one or more areas of the heart do not get enough oxygen most often due to a blockage of blood flow from a clot. Without oxygen, the muscles deteriorate and die. Irreversible damage may occur within 30 minutes of the formation of the… Read More »

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MedMal17

Horrific Effects Of Post-Sepsis Syndrome

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition that can occur in response to an infection. Essentially, the immune system gets carried away and creates a toxic chain reaction. Without treatment, sepsis turns to septic shock, leading to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Unfortunately, even when someone recovers from such intense trauma, there… Read More »

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March 2022 Was National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There was a time when individuals with certain medical disorders were marginalized and isolated from society, imposing barriers to education, employment, and other aspects of the community. Thankfully, these barriers have been broken down in recent years, partly due to awareness campaigns like National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDA). This March 2022, the event… Read More »

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When Hospital Negligence Causes Blood Transfusion Reaction

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Whenever you are hospitalized for an injury or illness, you probably do not give much thought to the ancillary treatment and secondary procedures health care providers employ to support your needs. As such, data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) might surprise you as it pertains to one common procedure…. Read More »

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MedMal24

Defenses In Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm from medical malpractice by a Florida health care provider, you know that there are certain facts that you must prove to be entitled to compensation. Under the state medical negligence statute, you need to show that you suffered harm because a health care provider deviated from the relevant medical standard… Read More »

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Implications Of Overdiagnosis In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Even without a medical degree, you know that misdiagnosis through mistakes or delays can lead to serious patient harm. However, there is another aspect of diagnosis errors that you might not expect: Overdiagnosis, which the American Journal of Epidemiology defines as identifying a medical condition that would not otherwise go on to cause patient… Read More »

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OB-GYN “Never Events” Cause Serious Birth Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You have countless concerns as a parent waiting to welcome your child into the world, from keeping yourself healthy and preparing the baby’s room to getting finances in order for another family member. The one thing you should never worry about is medical errors made by Florida healthcare providers. The most egregious mistakes are… Read More »

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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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