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How Negligent Catheter Use Can Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There is an expectation that residents of nursing homes will develop different medical conditions that come with age, but other health issues may be the result of negligence by health care providers at the facility. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the biggest problems in long-term care facilities… Read More »

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3 Factors that Affect Florida Medical Malpractice Settlement

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm because of a Florida health care provider’s medical error, one of the first questions you’ll ask is “How much is my medical malpractice settlement worth?” One potential answer comes from the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report prepared by the National Practitioner Data Bank: The average payout for claims across the… Read More »

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Statistics on Fatalities from Wrongful Hospital Discharge

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a loved one is discharged from the hospital, you trust that health care providers made the right decision. In the majority of situations, the hospital discharge is proper, and patients go home to a successful recovery. Unfortunately, the opposite is true in some cases, which can lead to tragic consequences. A National Institutes… Read More »

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Top Factors Behind Medical Errors in the Emergency Department

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you were recently rushed to the hospital for an accidental injury or sudden medical issue, there’s a good chance you received treatment in the emergency department. Though experiences differ, you probably noticed that the ER is one of the busiest areas of the facility. In some situations, demand for care can outpace supply… Read More »

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Proper Diagnosis is Critical in Achieving Cancer Treatment Goals

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first questions he or she asks is what treatments are available and appropriate under the circumstances. However, there are additional factors health care providers will consider before getting to that point. Medical experts at the Mayo Clinic explain the importance of staging, i.e., evaluating… Read More »

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Types of Evidence for Proving a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm as a patient after being treated by a health care provider, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice claim. However, these cases are notoriously complicated when it comes to proof. Under Florida’s standard for medical negligence, you have the burden of showing that… Read More »

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Florida’s Three Strikes Rule for Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Back in 2004, Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment to address the severity and prevalence of medical malpractice claims in the state. The so-called “Three Strikes” rule allows the Florida Board of Medicine to revoke the medical license of any professional who receives repeated claims of medical malpractice. While the law is intended to… Read More »

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Diagnosis Errors are Costly in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The practice of medicine is extremely complicated, so it should come as no surprise that negligence happens in a variety of ways. However, the results of a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine indicate that misdiagnosis of a medical condition is: The most common type of error that physicians make; The costliest… Read More »

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Is There Such a Thing as Psychiatric Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many individuals who seek psychiatric help from Florida health care providers do so because they’re vulnerable and emotionally distraught. They trust physicians to provide support through various types of treatment, which may include therapy, talking out their problems, and/or medications to alleviate symptoms of mental health conditions. In some situations, the patient relies on… Read More »

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State Medical Board Action v. Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Patients who suffer bodily harm at the hands of a negligent Florida health care provider have multiple options to seek redress. Two of the most common remedies are: Filing a complaint with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit However, these options have varying implications for your rights as an… Read More »

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