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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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Defenses In Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm from medical malpractice by a Florida health care provider, you know that there are certain facts that you must prove to be entitled to compensation. Under the state medical negligence statute, you need to show that you suffered harm because a health care provider deviated from the relevant medical standard… Read More »

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What Does “Informed Consent” Mean Under Florida Medical Malpractice Laws?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida health care provider, you have probably encountered an informed consent situation. The term refers to the requirements a physician must meet before delivering care, as well as communicating the implications of treatment in a way the patient will understand. When handled appropriately, a doctor may not be liable for certain outcomes under the… Read More »

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Who Is Entitled To Compensation When Someone Dies Due To Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical negligence by a Florida health care provider can have devastating consequences for a patient, but malpractice may be fatal in the most tragic situations. Some studies have even suggested that misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical mistakes, and related misconduct comprise the third leading cause of death in the US. For surviving family members, the… Read More »

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Comparing Judgment Errors To Negligence In A Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many individuals have a basic understanding of how a typical Florida medical malpractice claim arises. A patient is under the care of a physician, who makes a mistake with treatment or assessment of a medical condition. The victim suffers considerable losses, for which he or she should be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, medical malpractice… Read More »

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Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

After suffering injuries due to negligence by a health care provider, it is normal to feel angry, confused, and violated. Retaining a skilled legal professional to pursue your remedies under Florida medical malpractice laws, may be a step in the right direction. Once you start your search for a lawyer, you may soon realize… Read More »

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Types Of Intubation Errors By Florida Health Care Providers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Any time you undergo elective surgery or an emergency procedure, you can expect that health care providers will provide some sort of ventilation assistance while you are under the effects of anesthesia. WebMD describes the process of intubation, the insertion of a long tube into the trachea. The other end of the tube is… Read More »

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Statistics On Preeclampsia Reveal Common Causes And Often-Overlooked Symptoms

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Preeclampsia Awareness Month this May 2021 is dedicated to drawing attention and educating the public on symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of this potentially serious, pregnancy-related condition. All materials, panels, and events will focus on the theme of “Act Early! Screen Early!” – a message that many women need to hear if they are… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Laws And Negligent Post-Operative Care

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While surgery is certainly a delicate process, a patient recovering in a post-operative setting is also in a fragile state even after the medical procedure is completed. Members of the medical staff must remain diligent during this stage, monitoring the individual’s vital signs and other indicators to ensure there are no complications. A particular… Read More »

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