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Who are Potential Parties in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

According to Medical News Today, an online source reporting on the latest developments in medicine, there are an estimated 15,000 to 19,000 medical malpractice lawsuits against health care providers every year. While the numbers may be shocking, they also raise questions regarding the defendants in these cases. Who is being sued? What is the… Read More »

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Top 4 Prenatal Medical Errors in Florida: What New and Expecting Parents Need to Know

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Every year, approximately 4 million women give birth in the US, the vast majority of whom experience no difficulties or medical issues for themselves or their babies. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 50,000 women suffer serious injuries or medical complications as a result of prenatal issues. That… Read More »

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Key Statistics on Stroke and Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Some of the top causes of death in the US come as no surprise, including cancer, heart disease, accidents, and respiratory failure. The one that you may not expect to appear on the list is stroke, which is the third leading cause of death according to the Internet Stroke Center. This independent resource for… Read More »

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Infant Wrongful Discharge from a Hospital: Florida Parents Have Rights

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It’s understandable that you want to welcome your new baby into your home as soon as possible after birth. Still, there may be medical reasons to remain under care of medical professionals for a certain time. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that hospitalization for mother and child should be long enough to… Read More »

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Signs That You Were Wrongfully Discharged from a Florida Hospital

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Given the serious consequences of their actions (or inactions), health care providers in the hospital environment are held to a high standard care in providing services to their patients, from initial diagnosis and treatment to discharging you. They can be held accountable for mistakes at any point along the patient’s journey, including their release… Read More »

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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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