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  • Eight Dead and Others Evacuated After Florida Nursing Home Loses Power

    Eight people have died so far after a nursing home in Florida lost power and air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, and local police have now launched a criminal investigation into the matter. According to the facility, everything was working fine as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and the facility was using fans and portable air conditioners. That same day, however, police responded to a 911 ...
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  • Holding Doctors and Hospitals Accountable for Patient Suicides

    Tragically, each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide (https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/), often times leaving family members asking themselves why or how this could have happened. In most scenarios, no legal action will be taken after this period of self-reflection and personal investigation. However, in limited scenarios, family members of a suicide victim may be able to bring a ...
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  • Nearly 100 Patients Died Waiting for Care at Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center

    In 2014, nearly 100 patients died waiting for care from a Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital, an appalling event that shocked many to the core about the standard of care in this country. According to a news report done by the Veterans Affair inspector general, nearing 43% patients who died between October 2014 and August 2015 were waiting for appointments or required tests that they never got, ...
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  • Freidin Brown, P.A. Secures $5.5 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    Freidin Brown, P.A. is pleased to announce that our legal team was recently successful in securing a $5.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered devastating injuries as a result of medical malpractice in New Port Richey, Florida. The case involved our client, who was pregnant at time, visiting the emergency room of a local hospital for a high fever and facial swelling. Despite our ...
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  • Why You Need an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney for Your Case

    In medical malpractice cases, it takes an experienced attorney to figure out who is responsible for your injuries. Some clients will come in and want to blame the doctor for their injuries, but many times we’ll find that the hospital was negligent too. Making sure we hold accountable all negligent parties is one of the most important functions of our work. Determining the responsible party can be ...
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  • The Risks of Delayed C-Section

    Every year, nearly 800,000 women in the U.S face birth complications, many of which warrant a cesarean section (C-section) surgery to ensure the safe delivery of the child. When C-sections are not ordered in a timely manner, the results could be disastrous for both a mother and her baby. Medically necessary C-section procedures that are delayed or never ordered at all could constitute medical ...
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  • Hospital Negligence an Ongoing Problem in Florida and Beyond

    Florida medical patients, as well as those in other states, have the right to reasonably assume that medical staff members under whose care they have entrusted themselves will act according to the utmost levels of professionalism and safety regulations at all times. When the patient is an infant, parents might be especially concerned with knowing that their child is being well taken care of in the ...
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  • Patients in Florida and Beyond Suffer from Hospital Negligence

    Entrusting oneself to the care of medical professionals, especially when there is a need for surgical procedures, can be stressful and worrisome for many patients. In Florida and elsewhere, thousands become injured, ill or -- in worst cases -- suffer death due to hospital negligence and errors made by physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other staff members. It appears that all too often, ...
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  • Considering Filing a Legal Claim Due to Hospital Negligence?

    It is important for hospitals and other professional medical entities to be held legally accountable when they have committed errors that have resulted in injury or illness to a patient. Hospital negligence is a problem in Florida and throughout the United States. Patients will want to know that there is legal help available for those who are considering filing a medical malpractice claim in ...
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  • Woman Claims Florida Hospital Negligence Caused Permanent Damage

    What was supposed to be a holiday celebration during Christmas 2012 turned into tragedy for one family in Florida. An airplane accident resulted in death and injury. One of the surviving victims recently filed a lawsuit, claiming that hospital negligence at the trauma center where she was taken for care has resulted in a permanently disabling condition. A woman was traveling as a passenger in a ...
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  • Widower Claims Hospital Negligence in Case Outside Florida

    A man who is grieving the loss of his beloved wife has stated that he believes medical professionals are responsible for her death. As such, he has filed a legal claim asserting that hospital negligence is the reason for the untimely death of his spouse. As the executor of his wife's estate, the man has filed a lawsuit against several physicians, a health care clinic and the hospital that ...
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  • Can Laborists Help Reduce Hospital Negligence in Florida?

    Giving birth is typically known as an exciting and amazing experience. Sometimes, however, a mother's excitement can come to an abrupt halt if complications occur or hospital negligence leads to an injury for herself or her child. A recent article discussed a new medical trend that some say might help reduce the incidents of malpractice throughout the nation. In a small, rural town north of ...
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  • Florida Medical Patients Might Be at Risk for Hospital Negligence

    In Florida and all other states, a person who suffers illness or injury due to substandard medical care may be able to file a personal injury claim in a civil court against the party or parties deemed liable. Hospital negligence is an ongoing problem in the United States. A recent article discussed certain medical probes and instances of apparent patient infection in relation to use of the probes ...
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  • Florida Hospital Negligence Might Involve Failure to Diagnose

    In Florida and all other states, medical staff members are expected to conduct themselves to the utmost levels of precautionary care in order to ensure the safety of every patient. Hospital negligence sometimes occurs, despite the efforts on the parts of many to maintain the highest levels of safety and patient well-being. Sometimes, negligence might include a failure to diagnose according to test ...
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  • Would Operating Room Cameras Help Prevent Hospital Negligence?

    Medical patients must place a certain amount of trust in the professional doctors, nurses and other staff members who care for them during medical procedures. This is especially true if the medical patient is to be unconscious during any part of the procedure. Unfortunately, medical patients, including some in Florida, sometimes become injured or ill due to hospital negligence that has occurred ...
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  • Parents Grieve Loss of Daughter, Claim Hospital Negligence

    A 19-year-old college student died after having been in a vegetative state for two years. Her parents filed a lawsuit, claiming that their daughter's death was the result of hospital negligence . The court recently ruled in favor of the parents in the case. Florida medical patients who have suffered injury or illness due to medical negligence might want to take note of the recent ruling. According ...
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  • Hospital Negligence Sometimes Involved in Florida Patient Deaths

    A hospital in Florida was the center of a recent story in the news, suggesting that its infant mortality rate after heart surgery was triple the national average. A major news network reported the percentages, claiming that six out of 48 babies did not survive heart surgeries at the facility between 2011 and 2013. In similar cases throughout the state and across the nation, hospital negligence is ...
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  • Study: Hospitals Aren't Doing Enought to Protect Against C. Difficile

    Most people in the U.S. would likely believe that a hospital is the best and safest place for individuals who are ill and in need of medical care and treatment. However, the results of a recent study are alarming and indicate that hospitals may in fact pose hidden and deadly health risks for the elderly and very sick. In recent years, the risks posed by healthcare-associated infections have come ...
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  • Report Sheds Light on Key U.S. Patient Safety Concerns

    As medicine and technology continue to intersect and advance, medical mistakes remain a major safety concern and, annually, result in the injury and death of hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients. In an effort to identify those mistakes that are the most prevalent and damaging to patient safety, the Economic Cycle Research Institute recently released its "Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for ...
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  • Man Paralyzed Due to Hospital Errors, Receives $4.5M Settlement

    Paralysis-related injuries are among some of the most serious and life-altering of all medical conditions. Additionally, the costs associated with these types of injuries are often significant with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation reporting that, for the first year following a paralysis injury, associated medical and personal expenses average roughly $502,000. Recently, a man in his early ...
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  • Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Hospital's Parent Company

    On Oct. 8, 2014, Thomas Eric Duncan died at Texas Health Presbyterian North Dallas hospital. Duncan's death made world news as he became the first individual on U.S. soil to die of the deadly and feared Ebola virus. While a patient at the hospital, Duncan was treated and cared for by a team of critical care nurses that included 26-year-old Nina Pham. Pham, along with one other nurse who cared for ...
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