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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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Documents to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida is home to some of the most reputable health care systems in the world, but there are still providers who don’t meet their duty to deliver top quality patient care. A survey conducted by Becker’s Hospital Review indicates that, as of 2019, Florida was ranked sixth among all US states in the number… Read More »

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How Negligent Catheter Use Can Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There is an expectation that residents of nursing homes will develop different medical conditions that come with age, but other health issues may be the result of negligence by health care providers at the facility. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the biggest problems in long-term care facilities… Read More »

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3 Factors that Affect Florida Medical Malpractice Settlement

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm because of a Florida health care provider’s medical error, one of the first questions you’ll ask is “How much is my medical malpractice settlement worth?” One potential answer comes from the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report prepared by the National Practitioner Data Bank: The average payout for claims across the… Read More »

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Statistics on Fatalities from Wrongful Hospital Discharge

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a loved one is discharged from the hospital, you trust that health care providers made the right decision. In the majority of situations, the hospital discharge is proper, and patients go home to a successful recovery. Unfortunately, the opposite is true in some cases, which can lead to tragic consequences. A National Institutes… Read More »

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Top Factors Behind Medical Errors in the Emergency Department

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you were recently rushed to the hospital for an accidental injury or sudden medical issue, there’s a good chance you received treatment in the emergency department. Though experiences differ, you probably noticed that the ER is one of the busiest areas of the facility. In some situations, demand for care can outpace supply… Read More »

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Proper Diagnosis is Critical in Achieving Cancer Treatment Goals

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first questions he or she asks is what treatments are available and appropriate under the circumstances. However, there are additional factors health care providers will consider before getting to that point. Medical experts at the Mayo Clinic explain the importance of staging, i.e., evaluating… Read More »

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Types of Evidence for Proving a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you suffered harm as a patient after being treated by a health care provider, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice claim. However, these cases are notoriously complicated when it comes to proof. Under Florida’s standard for medical negligence, you have the burden of showing that… Read More »

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