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5 Facts About Damages In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Damages in a medical malpractice case are intended to make the victim whole after being harmed by a health care provider’s negligence, and there is one important fact that stands out initially. Statistics indicate that Florida ranks in the Top 3 when it comes for med mal payouts by state, with compensation to victims… Read More »

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Death Resulting from Failures to Properly Diagnose Conditions in Emergency Rooms

By Philip Freidin |

A substantial part of our practice involves representing gravely damaged people or their families in cases of death resulting from failures to properly diagnose conditions in emergency rooms. Most of our cases involve missed or improperly treated strokes, heart attacks, aortic dissections, aneurysms, infections, spinal cord issues, and even some cancers. So it didn’t… Read More »

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Top 10 Causes Of Patient Harm In The US: First Half 2022

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Ever since 2007, the Joint Commission has been publishing a report on so-called “sentinel events” in health care. These are the medical errors that result in fatalities, permanent disability, or severe temporary harm. This independent, non-profit organization accredits more than 22,000 health care facilities in the US, and it recently published an article on… Read More »

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Is There A Cap On Damages In A Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Recovering compensation is the point of a medical malpractice claim, but you might not realize that assessing the details for monetary damages is rather complicated. Even when you meet the requirements of Florida’s medical negligence statute and can prove that your physician breached the standard of care, you must still prove your losses. These… Read More »

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How Do I Know If A Medical Malpractice Settlement Offer Is Fair?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The majority of Florida personal injury cases are resolved via out-of-court settlement, and this phenomenon is certainly true in the subcategory of medical malpractice claims. The benefits of settling are certainly convincing, as you can receive payment faster, will not have to testify in court, and will not face the risk of losing at… Read More »

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Four Elements Of A Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though every US state has enacted laws covering medical malpractice claims and the legal process, there are subtle differences among the jurisdictions. Under Florida’s medical malpractice statute, a patient who suffered harm has the burden of proving that a health care provider was negligent in delivering treatment. The law requires proof by the “greater… Read More »

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Almost Three-Quarters Of Physicians Are Now Hospital Employees

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

COVID-19 has impacted Florida health care professionals in many immeasurable, devastating ways, but there is one unexpected consequence that you might not consider. A recent study revealed that almost 74 percent of physicians are hospital or corporate employees, and the pandemic was a motivating factor. The proportion of doctors who became employed by hospitals,… Read More »

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4 Florida Laws That Apply To Hospital Errors Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Safety should be a top priority at Florida hospitals, but data reveals that some health care facilities fall short when it comes to exposing patients to a risk of harm. In an article published by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, researchers reported that more than 200,000 individuals die from hospital errors every year, including health… Read More »

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What To Do If You Suffered Injuries Because Of Hospital Negligence

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Hospitals are where people head for the treatment of medical conditions, so it is disturbing to learn how frequently patients suffer additional injuries or ailments because of being hospitalized. Estimates on patient harm associated with hospital care reveal that more than 210,000 fatalities are linked to preventable harm by hospital administration, staff, and other… Read More »

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Notice Of Intent To Sue Requirement In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though medical malpractice is a type of personal injury claim, there are additional details, requirements, and concepts that apply to these cases under Florida law. One important factor is that a plaintiff is required to conduct a reasonable investigation before filing a lawsuit, and the statute is very specific on how to meet the… Read More »

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