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What Is the Average Settlement for Cancer Misdiagnosis?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Payouts for a cancer misdiagnosis can vary widely based on the claim’s circumstances. Therefore, there is no set average settlement for injuries and damages caused by diagnostic errors. A cancer misdiagnosis can be a life-or-death mistake, resulting in unnecessary suffering and potentially avoidable financial losses. If you suffered harm due to medical negligence, continue… Read More »

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome Caused by Medical Malpractice

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare but serious health condition that can result from a failure to diagnose and treat the signs of a cauda equina injury. If you or your loved one has cauda equina syndrome caused by medical malpractice, a liable party may owe you compensation. Read on to learn more… Read More »

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Chemotherapy Overdose and Filing a Cancer Malpractice Claim: Everything You Need to Know

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Chemotherapy is somewhat unique in the medical world in the sense that it is a kind of poison that damages cells in the human body; of course, this is the whole point when Florida healthcare providers implement chemo in connection with treating cancer. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, explain that chemotherapy… Read More »

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South Florida Trial Attorney Philip Freidin Receives FJA’s Highest Honor

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

[Miami, Florida – September 2023] – On Thursday, September 28, the Florida Justice Association recognized Miami attorney Philip Freidin for his lifetime dedication to the pursuit of justice by awarding him the Perry Nichols Award, which is the highest honor that the FJA bestows. Phillip Freidin is the founder of Freidin Brown, P.A. and… Read More »

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Top Hospital Errors Revealed In Leapfrog Safety Report Fall 2022

Top Hospital Errors Revealed In Leapfrog Safety Report Fall 2022

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A national watchdog group that focuses on patient safety in health care recently issued its findings on the performance of hospitals across the US, and the news is good for Florida. The Leapfrog Group released its Hospital Safety Grade Report for Fall 2022, revealing that the state falls in the Top 10 for the… Read More »

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Will I Need To Do A Physical Examination For A Medical Malpractice Case?

Will I Need To Do A Physical Examination For A Medical Malpractice Case?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

It may not come as welcome news, but there is a good possibility that you must undergo a physical examination when pursuing a claim for medical malpractice. This issue often arises even before litigation gets underway, as Florida’s medical malpractice statute imposes certain presuit rules. A plaintiff cannot file a lawsuit until 90 days… Read More »

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Nursing Errors Are Common Considering Care Times By Florida Providers

Nursing Errors Are Common Considering Care Times By Florida Providers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If you have spent any time at a typical Florida hospital as a patient or visitor, one issue regarding the interactions and movement of staff becomes apparent. Nurses seem to spend a lot more of their daily routine with patients as compared to physicians. In fact, studies have been conducted regarding this phenomenon. Researchers… Read More »

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Birth Injury Cases Consolidated: Claims Link Acetaminophen And Autism

Birth Injury Cases Consolidated: Claims Link Acetaminophen And Autism

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Class action lawsuits are in the news quite often, but proceedings in a recent case should be of interest for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A recent article published by Reuters covers the development, in which 66 cases involving claims of birth injuries from acetaminophen were… Read More »

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Comparing Florida Nursing Home Injury And Medical Malpractice Cases

Comparing Florida Nursing Home Injury And Medical Malpractice Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

malpractice claims. They both involve health care providers and the individuals who receive care from them, as well as some type of misconduct that causes harm. Fortunately, med mal and nursing home injury claims also allow victims to pursue the wrongdoer for compensation. Under Florida’s medical negligence statute and laws covering assisted living facilities,… Read More »

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Defenses In Florida Hospital Errors Cases

Defenses In Florida Hospital Errors Cases

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

While some medical mistakes can be the result of negligence by an individual health care provider, Florida law also allows patients to pursue hospitals that cause harm. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out that many medical errors are the result of defects at the enterprise level. Entire health care systems… Read More »

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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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Sky-High Societal And Personal Costs Of Misdiagnosis

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Misdiagnosis by health care providers has been a concern in the community for years, but a recent study reveals the extent of the problem. According to Fierce Healthcare, a health care analytics and insights resource, failed diagnosis is the top cause of serious medical errors. The article cites data from Johns Hopkins University School… Read More »

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CUP Cancer: How Does Diagnosis Affect Patient Outcomes?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Cancer can affect any part of the human body, and it will often spread to other organs and tissues through metastasis from the first cancerous cells to form. However, in some cases, the primary origin of the disease is not apparent to health care providers. Medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic refer to the… 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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Florida Doctor Errors By Type: Commission And Omission

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Florida physicians have your health and well-being in their hands when making medical decisions and treating patients, which is why they must undergo years of school and training. However, despite these intense efforts, health care providers are still capable of making mistakes. From misdiagnosis and surgical mishaps to birth injuries and medication issues, these… Read More »

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