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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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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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What Parents Need To Know About NICA Compensation After A Birth Injury

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

OB/GYNs and other physicians involved with pregnancy and birth are hit with some of the highest rates of medical malpractice claims in all of medicine. To ease the financial burden on health care providers and the insurers that provide them with malpractice coverage, lawmakers enacted the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan in 1988…. Read More »

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Is There A Statute Of Limitations For Florida Birth Injuries Cases?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When health care providers deliver the news that your newborn has been diagnosed with a disabling medical condition, the conversation will focus on immediate treatment and ongoing care. Physicians are less likely to raise the issue of how your baby’s disability might have been prevented, or whether the birth injuries were the result of… Read More »

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New Technology Enables Early Detection Of Newborn Brain Trauma

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For any Florida parent, it is probably the worst news you can receive: Your newborn is showing signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which may have occurred at some point during gestation, during labor, or shortly after delivery. This type of harm can lead to serious, often permanent brain damage and other disorders, including… 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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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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4 Things South Florida Parents Need to Know About C-Section Errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are numerous reasons pregnant women and their OB-GYNs discuss C-section as the due date approaches, and just as many situations where a physician orders the procedure after labor is already underway. Experts at the Mayo Clinic report that a surgical method is often considered the safest in the presence of certain risk factors,… Read More »

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What are My Rights if Birth Injuries Caused My Child’s Klumpke’s Palsy?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a generic term, palsy refers to various types of paralysis accompanied by weakness, lack of control, and loss of sensation at the affected area of the body. You may be familiar with Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy as some of the top medical conditions that result from birth injuries, and these are certainly… Read More »

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The Link Between Race Disparity and Birth Injury Malpractice in the State of Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We at Freidin Brown, P.A. hope to bring to light a disappointing pattern of disparity in the healthcare treatment received by Florida’s expecting mothers as well as the medical implications that in turn affect the health of those babies. This pattern of healthcare inequity is something that Freidin Brown’s attorneys hope to disrupt by… Read More »

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