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Delayed Diagnosis of Strokes

By Philip Freidin |

Strokes are very common for people over the age of 60, though younger people have them as well. Often, they can be treated with blood thinning medication, called PTA. But it is critical to get the treatment as quickly as possible. Also, it is important to try to get to a stroke center. Regardless,… Read More »

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Two Common Medical Malpractice Claims from Stroke-Related Errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Recent advancements in technology and research have made it possible to quickly pinpoint and treat stroke, leading to improved patient outcomes as compared to just a few years ago. However, despite access to equipment, solutions, and information, Florida health care providers may still make mistakes at key points along the stroke timeline. According to… Read More »

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Recovering for Emotional Distress After a Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There’s a wide range of monetary damages you can recover as the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, particularly when the situation involves a failure to diagnose cancer. You could sustain significant bodily harm from delays in detecting it, since your treatment options are more invasive and limited the later it’s caught. Plus, your medical… Read More »

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Telemedicine and Errors in Diagnosing Stroke in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A quick diagnosis and prompt treatment are absolutely critical to ensuring the best outcome for a patient suffering from stroke. Every second counts, especially for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), where there’s a very short time window to employ thrombolysis with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA). The problem is that there may be logistical… Read More »

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How Florida’s Statute of Limitations Applies to Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While your focus is usually on treatment and recovery from a situation involving the failure to diagnose cancer, there’s a very important concept that you should note about your rights. The Florida statute of limitations affects a medical malpractice claim in a very profound way, restricting the amount of time you have to file… Read More »

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What are My Rights if I’ve Been Falsely Diagnosed with Cancer?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you think about cancer misdiagnosis, you’re probably assuming an error in detecting the disease or a delay in identifying it. These scenarios are devastating for patients who realize they’ve lost precious treatment time that they can’t get back. Still, there’s another form of mistake that’s equally troubling and can be just as horrific… Read More »

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Reasons Florida Doctors & Hospitals Misdiagnose Stroke

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The definition of stroke is the death of brain cells due to oxygen deprivation, such as what might occur because of an arterial rupture, blockage, or other issue that prevents blood flow to the brain. When an individual suffers a stroke, the timing of diagnosis is critical. According to the National Institute of Health,… Read More »

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The Role of Experts in Florida Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuits

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you’re seeking to enforce your rights in a medical malpractice claim based upon the failure to properly diagnose cancer, the legal process will almost certainly involve one or more medical experts in your case.   Not only does Florida law require expert testimony in order to prove a medical malpractice case, it also requires… Read More »

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Florida Patients Might Be Affected by Failure to Diagnose

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a Florida resident entrusts his or her physical well-being to the care of a medical professional, he or she has the right to reasonably assume that all available safety precautions will be observed throughout the process and that a doctor will make a thorough assessment of an individual case in order to provide… Read More »

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Florida Man Blames Doctors’ Failure to Diagnose for His Condition

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A recent lawsuit has been filed in Florida involving a 26-year-old man who has become a paraplegic. The events leading up to the young man’s paralysis began in June 2012 when he visited several doctors for back pain. The legal claim he has recently filed against various health-care providers asserts that a failure to… Read More »

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