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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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National Stroke Awareness Month: A Closer Look At Causes And Symptoms

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

May 2021 is National Stroke Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to learn about the risk factors for stroke, and how you can take steps to reduce your chances of suffering a potentially fatal event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 795,000 people experience a stroke every year nationwide,… Read More »

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Should I Worry About Stroke When Undergoing Chiropractic Care?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The focus of chiropractic care is using spinal manipulation and other alternative therapies to bring the human body into alignment and enhance its ability to heal itself. While the cracking sounds can make some people uncomfortable, many Floridians rely on chiropractors for regular adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. However,… Read More »

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Why is it so Hard to Prove Stroke Malpractice in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are many legal bases for a medical malpractice lawsuit, but these matters are rarely as clear-cut as a sponge or other item being left inside the patient after surgery. One of the most complicated types of cases in Florida is stroke malpractice, which may involve an error in treatment or misdiagnosis. In studying… Read More »

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Delayed Diagnosis of Strokes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

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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