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CUP Cancer: How Does Diagnosis Affect Patient Outcomes?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Cancer can affect any part of the human body, and it will often spread to other organs and tissues through metastasis from the first cancerous cells to form. However, in some cases, the primary origin of the disease is not apparent to health care providers. Medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic refer to the… Read More »

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Statistics On Plaintiffs Winning At Med Mal Jury Trials

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you suffered serious patient harm or someone close to you died because of medical negligence by a Florida health care provider, it does not seem possible that you could lose in court. However, statistics gathered over the last 20 years by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveal that this scenario… Read More »

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September Was Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The thyroid is a vital gland for purposes of hormonal balance within the human body, playing a key role in a person’s metabolism, development, and regulation of bodily functions. Its importance is recognized every year during Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, which will be a month-long celebration this September 2022. The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association… Read More »

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Tests To Expect When Florida Health Care Providers Suspect Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted by a clot or tear in a blood vessel, in turn preventing the flow of essential oxygen. This condition is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US according to the Stroke Awareness Foundation, which reports that there are around 4.69… Read More »

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Stroke Statistics, Trends, And Misdiagnosis Facts

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While some data reveals encouraging signs about the decreasing death rate from stroke over the last decade, other statistics may be cause for alarm. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) Fact Sheet on stroke data, this medical condition is responsible for around 1 of every 19 deaths in the US every year. This… Read More »

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It seems there is an occasion to raise awareness to almost every medical condition, so it stands to reason that the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the US would also get its turn. March 2022 is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an event dedicated to reminding all about the… Read More »

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How Florida Health Care Providers Defend Failure To Diagnose Cancer Claims

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It is certainly concerning that cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the US, falling behind heart disease and just ahead of personal injury accidents. However, other statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging. The number of individuals who died because of cancer and complications has… Read More »

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Medical Conditions That May Put You At Risk Of Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries blood to the brain is blocked or bursts, resulting in an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke respectively. Without essential oxygen, nerve cells in the brain suffer trauma or permanent damage. The part of the body which is controlled by the affected region of the brain cannot… Read More »

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What To Expect When A Florida Physician Suspects Brain Tumor

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The very idea of a brain tumor can instill horror and anxiety when you consider the potential outcomes, but recent data regarding this medical condition may alleviate some fears. Though the National Brain Tumor Society reports that an estimated 700,000 people in the US are currently living with a brain tumor, the average survival… Read More »

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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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