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5 Things to Consider Before Settling a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Not all Florida medical malpractice cases go to trial and, in fact, most cases settle out-of-court. LeverageRx, an online med mal insurance marketplace, reveals the prevalence of settlements in its 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report. More than 96 percent of all medical malpractice claims are resolved through agreement by the parties, instead of risking… Read More »

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What to Expect During Arbitration in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the initial stages of litigation in a Florida medical malpractice case is the pre-suit investigation and response provided by the prospective defendant after receiving notice that you intend to file a lawsuit to recover damages. The statute allows the health care provider 90 days to look into your allegations and either: Reject… Read More »

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Unique Factors with Medical Malpractice and the Elderly

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Medical malpractice is a serious concern in any context, but the effects and implications are even more problematic when the victim is an elderly person. In a report on medical malpractice claims involving the elderly, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reported that patients over age 70 were considerably more likely to suffer severe injuries… Read More »

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How Much Does It Cost to File a Med Mal Claim in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many people ask their Miami medical malpractice attorney this question, and may be surprised to learn that the answer is: “It depends.” The truth is that every case involving medical error or negligence is different, so it is not possible to give an exact dollar value without knowing the specifics of your situation. Factors… Read More »

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Medications Errors That Can Cause Heart Attack

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, is often linked to underlying health problems, but many people don’t understand that some common medications can also lead to a heart attack. When a person experiences AMI, the heart does not actually stop beating altogether; instead, it begins to beat irregularly, which can… Read More »

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Can Veterans Sue for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a veteran of our nation’s military, you’re just as entitled as civilians to receive top quality patient care from your health care providers. Unfortunately, just like doctors in the private sector, physicians with the Veteran’s Administration can make critical mistakes. You could suffer serious harm, pain and suffering, and other losses when a… Read More »

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Anesthesia Errors Causing Serious Complications for Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Since 1846, when a physician first administered ether as a means of easing the unbearable agony of surgery, anesthesia has been considered among the top 10 medical advances that changed the world. The procedures for introducing it and the drugs themselves have progressed in terms of effectiveness, and there can be no doubt the… Read More »

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Risks of Medical Errors Through Telemedicine During COVID-19

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Telemedicine, the use of telecommunications and related technologies to enable remote health care, is being hailed as an innovative step in delivering certain types of medical services. The global crisis created by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has highlighted the need for health care providers to implement telemedicine strategies whenever possible. At some point in… Read More »

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How Errors in Post-Chemo Monitoring Can Lead to Serious Harm for Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While chemotherapy may have been recommended by your physicians for cancer treatment, the treatment does not come without side effects and risks. The American Cancer Society describes a few of these, including easy bruising and bleeding, infection, anemia, kidney problems, and nerve issues. Many of the consequences of chemo are expected and unavoidable: They’re… Read More »

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Do I Need a Medical Expert to Prove a Medical Malpractice Case in Florida?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In short, the answer to whether you need a medical expert for a medical malpractice claim is YES. As with any personal injury matter, evidence is necessary to establish your right to compensation. When that evidence is extremely complex and technical in nature – which is the case for medical subject matter – a… Read More »

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