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Top Medical Complications Caused by Wrongful Discharge from a Florida Hospital

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You trust your health care providers to make responsible decisions regarding your release from the hospital or Emergency Room, but medical professionals may commit error by allowing you to leave too early. When you experience complications due to wrongful discharge from the hospital, your health may suffer. According to the US Department of Health… Read More »

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Overview of Medical Malpractice Claims for Wrongful Hospital or Emergency Room Discharge

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If a hospital or emergency room discharges a patient without making the appropriate diagnosis or taking certain actions, and that failure leads to a preventable injury or death, then the patient or their family may be able to bring a claim for medical malpractice. Wrongful discharge from the hospital or ER may not be… Read More »

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What are My Rights if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose a Stroke?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that stroke is a leading cause of death in the US, killing 140,000 people annually at a rate of about one every four minutes. Even more disturbing is that only 38 percent of Americans recognize the signs of stroke and know the… Read More »

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Nurse Liability in Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Can Nurses Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice? Like physicians, nurses can be held responsible for harming patients. When a nurse harms a patient through improper treatment, disregard for safety or hospital protocol, or other negligent failure, they can be subject to medical malpractice lawsuits. Just like doctors, nurses are tasked with exercising the… Read More »

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Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Month: Stay Stroke- Free

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

May is American Stroke Month, and while that designation may not be as well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) or other month-long awareness campaigns, it is certainly one that helps spread the word about a serious medical emergency that often can be prevented. In fact, the American Stroke Association reports that up to… Read More »

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Freidin Brown, P.A. Lawyers Secure $730,000 Settlement

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We are proud to announce that our lawyers have secured a $730,000 settlement with the Public Health Trust (PHT) and Florida-Dade County in a case where the jail’s medical staff failed to provide Pascual Diaz-Plasencia with necessary treatment, resulting in his kidney failure and eventual loss of that kidney. “Mr. Diaz-Plasencia suffered for weeks… Read More »

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Pursuing Medical Care Providers for Late or Missed Cancer Diagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

All of us know the dangers of cancer. We also understand that early diagnosis and early detection lead to better prognosis with less invasive treatment and much-improved outcomes. Conversely, late detection can result in advanced stage cancer that, though treatable, often has dire medical consequences along with long, difficult treatments, emotional trauma, the risk… Read More »

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Woman Sues Hospital After She Accidentally Suffocated Newborn While Sleeping

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Monica Thompson of Oregon is suing the Portland Adventist Medical Center for nearly $9 million, according to the lawsuit, after the hospital staff’s negligence led to the suffocation of her newborn son. In early August 2012, Thompson fell asleep in the clinic with her newborn son cradled in her arms. An hour later, she… Read More »

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Violations of Patient Consent

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

In practice of medicine, all doctors are bound to their patients, in that there is an understood relationship that the doctor will treat the patient based on the symptoms or condition. The patient must first consent to the treatment, essentially giving the doctor permission to provide care. this might encompass diagnostic examinations to prescribing… Read More »

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Medicare Beneficiaries Die Soon After Discharge

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Emergency Departments Treating Healthier Populations Have Higher Rates of Death Recently, research showed that hospitals in the lowest fifth of rates of inpatient admission from the emergency department had the highest rates of early death, whereas smaller increases in admission rate were linked to large decreases in risk. This is a startling fact given… Read More »

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