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Key Themes for National Public Health Week This April 5-11

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While individuals trust their own providers for personal medical needs, ensuring the safety and well-being at the community level is a top priority for public health. Unfortunately, there are barriers that far too many South Floridians face when looking at health from the community perspective. According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), around… Read More »

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2021 World Health Day: How to Get Involved

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Vaccines and continued social distancing efforts are powerful tools towards preventing the spread of COVID-19, and many nations are seeing progress with flattening infection rates and fewer hospitalizations. However, the pandemic will still be a key topic on World Health Day 2021, which takes place on April 7. The World Health Organization (WHO) has… Read More »

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Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week This March

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Among the many awareness initiatives for different medical conditions is one campaign that benefits everyone: Patient Safety Awareness Week. The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) sponsors Patient Safely Awareness Week every March to highlight the importance of quality patient care and advocate for stronger protections to ensure the wellbeing of all. As long as… Read More »

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A Medical Malpractice Lawyer’s 5 Tips for Patient Safety Awareness Week

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As Patient Safety Awareness Week comes to an end, I want to leave you with some safety tips that I’ve learned from my years of representing clients in medical malpractice cases.  While injuries from medical malpractice can happen to anyone, these five tips can help reduce the chance of medical negligence happening to you…. Read More »

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How Does Medical Malpractice Insurance Work in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many people do not know that although Florida law requires doctors to have medical malpractice insurance, there are multiple loopholes that allow medical providers to get out of having an actual insurance policy.  As a result, one of the biggest injustices is when a patient dies or is severely injured due to the actions… Read More »

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Legal Issues When Florida Medical Malpractice Leads to Permanent Disability

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

“Medical negligence” is a broad term as defined by Florida’s statute on medical malpractice, covering a wide range of mistakes, errors in judgment, and other misconduct that deviates from recognized medical standards. The resulting harm for the patient can range from minimal effects to a life-threatening ailment to death. In some cases, medical malpractice… Read More »

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Post-Sepsis Syndrome: Lasting Health Concerns for Sepsis Survivors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you learn that a loved one recovered after contracting a sepsis infection in a nursing home, you will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief. However, surviving sepsis is not the end of a person’s struggles with related health issues. Sepsis Alliance, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce the suffering from an… Read More »

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Four Uncommon Types of Medical Malpractice in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The basic definition of medical malpractice in Florida is when a health care provider deviates from medically accepted standards in offering treatment, care, or decision-making regarding a patient. From such a broad description, you can see how med mal claims can take many forms. Data from MEDPLI, an online broker for medical professional liability… Read More »

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4 Things That Can Go Wrong with Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are risks involved with any type of health care treatment, but the threat of serious adverse outcomes is significant in the context of stroke. According to a National Library of Medicine article, stroke misdiagnosis is a “major” concern due to errors in around 9 percent of cases in the emergency setting. Missed diagnosis… Read More »

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Shocking Surgical Error Statistics by Florida Physicians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Whether you have made arrangements for elective surgery or need to undergo a procedure for emergency reasons, you know that there are risks involved. Still, you trust your surgeon and surgical team to protect your overall health while taking corrective action to address a serious medical condition. Unfortunately, surgical errors are still a threat…. Read More »

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