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How Do I Know If A Medical Malpractice Settlement Offer Is Fair?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The majority of Florida personal injury cases are resolved via out-of-court settlement, and this phenomenon is certainly true in the subcategory of medical malpractice claims. The benefits of settling are certainly convincing, as you can receive payment faster, will not have to testify in court, and will not face the risk of losing at… Read More »

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Four Elements Of A Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though every US state has enacted laws covering medical malpractice claims and the legal process, there are subtle differences among the jurisdictions. Under Florida’s medical malpractice statute, a patient who suffered harm has the burden of proving that a health care provider was negligent in delivering treatment. The law requires proof by the “greater… Read More »

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Almost Three-Quarters Of Physicians Are Now Hospital Employees

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

COVID-19 has impacted Florida health care professionals in many immeasurable, devastating ways, but there is one unexpected consequence that you might not consider. A recent study revealed that almost 74 percent of physicians are hospital or corporate employees, and the pandemic was a motivating factor. The proportion of doctors who became employed by hospitals,… Read More »

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4 Florida Laws That Apply To Hospital Errors Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Safety should be a top priority at Florida hospitals, but data reveals that some health care facilities fall short when it comes to exposing patients to a risk of harm. In an article published by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, researchers reported that more than 200,000 individuals die from hospital errors every year, including health… Read More »

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What To Do If You Suffered Injuries Because Of Hospital Negligence

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Hospitals are where people head for the treatment of medical conditions, so it is disturbing to learn how frequently patients suffer additional injuries or ailments because of being hospitalized. Estimates on patient harm associated with hospital care reveal that more than 210,000 fatalities are linked to preventable harm by hospital administration, staff, and other… Read More »

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Notice Of Intent To Sue Requirement In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though medical malpractice is a type of personal injury claim, there are additional details, requirements, and concepts that apply to these cases under Florida law. One important factor is that a plaintiff is required to conduct a reasonable investigation before filing a lawsuit, and the statute is very specific on how to meet the… Read More »

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Gathering Evidence To Support A Florida Medical Malpractice Claim

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though the majority of Florida health care providers adhere to their duty to deliver treatment in accordance with applicable medical standards, there are some who fall short. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to medical negligence, you may be able to pursue legal remedies through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Under Florida’s… Read More »

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Proper Diagnosis Means Better Outcomes For Stage 1 Cancer

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Learning that you have cancer is life changing. Imagine your situation if you do not learn about it because of negligence by health care providers. As time passes without essential medical treatment, cancerous cells take over at their point of origin and begin to spread to other parts of the body. The Mayo Clinic… Read More »

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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis: What Is The Harm To Patients?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Commonly known as a “heart attack”, a myocardial infarction occurs when one or more areas of the heart do not get enough oxygen most often due to a blockage of blood flow from a clot. Without oxygen, the muscles deteriorate and die. Irreversible damage may occur within 30 minutes of the formation of the… Read More »

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When Hospital Negligence Causes Blood Transfusion Reaction

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Whenever you are hospitalized for an injury or illness, you probably do not give much thought to the ancillary treatment and secondary procedures health care providers employ to support your needs. As such, data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) might surprise you as it pertains to one common procedure…. Read More »

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