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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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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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Diagnosis

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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