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Serious Patient Harm In Florida Medical Misdiagnosis Claims

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The process of diagnosing a medical condition can be challenging, and statistics reveal that there are certain ailments that are commonly misdiagnosed. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are just 15 medical conditions that account for almost 50 percent of all diagnostic error injuries. These ailments comprise the “Big Three” categories… Read More »

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Implications Of Overdiagnosis In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Even without a medical degree, you know that misdiagnosis through mistakes or delays can lead to serious patient harm. However, there is another aspect of diagnosis errors that you might not expect: Overdiagnosis, which the American Journal of Epidemiology defines as identifying a medical condition that would not otherwise go on to cause patient… Read More »

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WomensHealth

National Women’s History Month: Focusing On Health And Well-Being

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Though National Women’s History Month is now officially in its 35th year, the commemoration and celebration of females in American history dates back several decades. The event originated back in 1978 in California, and the movement led to a 1980 presidential proclamation to recognize the vital roles women have played in the development of… Read More »

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Can I Sue For Emotional Distress After A Cancer Misdiagnosis?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For patients with concerns about cancer, awaiting diagnosis from a health care provider is an emotional roller coaster. Those who receive good news will be elated, while a patient’s life will be turned around upon hearing that a medical condition is cancerous. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that individuals in either group could be shocked to… Read More »

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Top Medical Conditions Misdiagnosed In Florida ERs

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Misdiagnosis is often referred to as the “blind spot” of the medical field, akin to when motorists do not see an obstacle because they just did not look hard enough. The comparison might be a stretch, but eliminating diagnostic errors remains one of the most important imperatives in medicine. In hospital emergency departments, the… Read More »

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Thyroid

Extreme Dangers Of Thyroid-Related Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The butterfly-shaped gland known as the thyroid handles functions within the human body that might surprise you given its seemingly diminutive stature. This gland is responsible for ensuring many important organs work, including the brain, liver, heart, skin, and kidneys. As a result, when you experience issues with your thyroid, other implications will inevitably… Read More »

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Serious Implications From Misdiagnosis Of A Spinal Cord Condition

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

One of the most damaging types of medical errors made by Florida health care providers is misdiagnosis. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical report that the most common medical conditions that lead to diagnostic errors include failure to identify stroke, lung cancer, and blood infections, but issues with spinal cord misdiagnosis are also cause for… Read More »

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National Stroke Awareness Month: Recognizing Proper Stroke Care

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you learn that someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the US, it is easy to understand why the American Heart Association (AHA) established National Stroke Awareness Month back in May 1989. More than three decades later, the event going on throughout May 2021 will continue to focus on informing the public… Read More »

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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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Misdiagnosis

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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