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Can Doctor Bias be the Basis for a Florida Misdiagnosis Claim?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You would never expect that health care professionals could be guilty of allowing bias to affect the practice of medicine, but it’s a bigger problem than you think. According to findings from a survey published by WebMD, as many as 4 in 10 physicians admit that preconceived notions about a patient affect their judgment… Read More »

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Woman Recovering After Delayed Diagnosis of “Widow Maker” Heart Condition

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One moment, a woman was working out on the treadmill in an effort to lose weight; the next, she was fighting for her life due to an undiagnosed medical condition that affected her heart health. The American Heart Association (AHA) reported on the incident in a January 2, 2020 article, mentioning that the “widow… Read More »

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Serious Consequences of a False Positive Lung Cancer Diagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

You’ll no doubt breathe a sigh of relief to learn that your lung cancer was misdiagnosed and that you don’t actually suffer from this disease – the number one cancer-related cause of death in the US. However, as it dawns on you that you’ve endured enormous health strife from treatment, you might wonder how… Read More »

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How Florida Physicians Misdiagnose Heart Attack in Women

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

This past October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month brought massive attention to this horrible disease, so it comes as a shock to many people that the number one killer of women in the US is heart disease. Most physicians are aware of the statistics, which is why it’s surprising to learn that many health care… Read More »

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Common Tests Florida Physicians Use in Diagnosing Heart Attack

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you arrive at the emergency room with classic signs of a heart attack, it’s pretty obvious that health care providers should conduct certain tests to determine a proper diagnosis. There are two general categories of exams for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) according to the American Heart Association: Non-invasive, such as external imaging and… Read More »

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Top Treatable Cancers – if Caught in Time

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Although there is still no cure for cancer, advancements in medicine and technology have made it possible for patients to survive the disease with a more positive prognosis. For instance, the National Cancer Institute estimates that there were 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US in 2016; by 2026, that number is expected to… Read More »

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What you should know about Fetal Failure to Diagnose Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Almost six long years after a botched reading of her ultrasound, a mother child got justice in their fetal failure to diagnose claim against a negligent obstetrician-gynecologist. According to a June 10, 2019 article from Property Casualty 360, which reports on trends in the insurance industry, the case involved a misdiagnosis of Downs Syndrome…. Read More »

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Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Being told you have cancer is a stressful and devastating health event, but finding out that your physician made an error or delayed the diagnosis can be even more shocking. Unfortunately, researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered that this scenario is more common than you think. The results of a study on second opinions… Read More »

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Quick Facts About Medical Diagnosis Errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While you may have heard the horror stories about a sponge being left inside a patient or a doctor operating on the wrong limb, the truth is that most instances of medical malpractice involve diagnostic errors. The National Academy of Medicine has defined a “misdiagnosis” in two ways: Failure to offer an accurate and… Read More »

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