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Important Evidence in a Florida Sepsis Malpractice Claim

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Sepsis is linked to any infection that progresses to life-threatening health issues, but it is an unfortunately common occurrence in hospitals, health clinics, and related facilities. Sepsis-related medical conditions are a particular concern in nursing homes and assisted living centers, where staff typically handles bodily fluids multiple times per day – and may not… Read More »

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Top 5 EHR Mistakes That Increase Risk of Harm to Patients

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When passed into law in February 2009, the HITECH Act was seen as an effective strategy for encouraging the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by healthcare providers. One of the underlying objectives was to reduce the risk of harm to patients. Unfortunately, even as EHR have become widely adopted, record-keeping errors have not… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the most common questions individuals ask Miami medical malpractice attorneys involves the distinction between med mal claims and wrongful death. Some of the confusion probably lies in the fact that the two legal concepts are closely related. When a health care provider engages in medical negligence as defined by Florida law, the… Read More »

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Top Causes of Medical Malpractice by Florida Internists

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you think about the health care providers most likely to be negligent in providing treatment, OB/GYNs, surgeons, and doctors in medical specialties might come to mind. However, you might change your mind when you realize that misdiagnosis accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice claims in a JAMA Internal Medicine study…. Read More »

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5 Steps to Take if You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For a patient, it can be difficult to accept that your Florida health care provider could be responsible for making a critical error in providing care. Yet, your symptoms, worsening of your condition, deteriorating well-being, and other factors all seem to point in the direction of medical malpractice. Frustration, fear, anger, and other emotions… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice Claims for the “Big Three” in Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A misdiagnosis by a Florida health care provider can lead to disastrous consequences for the patient, but there are certain types of diagnosis mistakes that are more prevalent and devastating than others. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine refer to these scenarios as the “Big 3” for purposes of misdiagnosis. Diagnostic errors are already the… Read More »

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Patient Rights After a Botched Appendectomy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While the appendix is a relatively small organ that has no apparent function in the human body, it can lead to life-threatening complications when inflamed. Appendicitis causes severe pain in the lower right part of the belly, nausea, and vomiting, but the most serious issues result from a ruptured appendix. As such, a timely… Read More »

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Exploring the Links Between Brain Injuries and Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Head injuries are a serious concern, but you may not realize the risks until you review the numbers. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, around 2.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. More than 50,000 die as a result of their injuries, and another 80,000 are permanently disabled. The leading causes… Read More »

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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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