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Edwards & Ragatz

Jacksonville, FL

October 18, 2017
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Safety Plan For Deadly New Kings Road to start in April of 2018 as told by a personal Injury Attorney Jacksonville

Safety Plan For Deadly New Kings Road to start in April of 2018 as told by a personal Injury Attorney Jacksonville. The five-mile stretch of New Kings Road on Jacksonville’s northwest side has one community leader calling it a “Danger Zone” after five pedestrians have been hit and killed over […]
October 2, 2017

Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Neglect

Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Neglect Currently, protection of the elderly in nursing homes are the focus for many here in Florida after 11 residents in a Hollywood nursing home died.  They had gone several days without air-conditioning after losing power during Hurricane Irma.  The nursing home had a generator to […]
August 29, 2017

Once again – the line between social media and the law can become a blur

Once again – the line between social media and the law can become a blur The New Mexico Supreme Court is warning judges about the dangers of social media in an opinion that however sidesteps whether the trial judge’s Facebook posts indicated bias.  THE ABA Journal report the New Mexico […]
August 28, 2017

Mirena Lawsuits

Mirena Lawsuits Many of us have heard of an IUD and have heard of Mirena, but don’t actually know what they are. Mirena is a type of intrauterine system, more commonly known as an IUD. But what is that, exactly?  According to the Mirena website, an IUD, or intrauterine device, […]
August 24, 2017

Make sure you ask for additur – if it is granted and the defense denies it, you get a new trial.

Make sure you ask for additur – if it is granted and the defense denies it, you get a new trial. Thomas Wayne Akers II, and his wife Cassandra Akers, filed a personal injury action against Donald Emmons, as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Akers changed his existing […]
August 22, 2017

Know your surgeon before complex surgery

Know your surgeon before complex surgery. Make sure if you have complex surgery – you go to a surgeon who has experience and has done that surgery before. Do you need complex surgery? Some doctors may not have much practice. The largely unregulated ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to […]
August 21, 2017

Local Nursing Home shut down ventilator program, also on state’s “watch” list

Local Nursing Home shut down ventilator program, also on state’s “watch” list Recently, Avante at Jacksonville Beach moved patients to Ormond Beach for treatment after deciding to shut down its ventilator care program.   Families of these patients are upset that they will have to drive nearly 90 miles to see […]
August 17, 2017

Is your potential claim a medical malpractice claim or an “ordinary negligence” claim?

Is your potential claim a medical malpractice claim or an “ordinary negligence” claim? Recently, an appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against a Broward County hospital and a psychiatrist in the death of a former patient who overdosed a day after being discharged from the hospital. The underlying […]
August 16, 2017

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts Recently, a divided Florida Supreme Court said it would not reconsider a decision rejecting arbitration in a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident. Appeals courts across the state in recent years have dealt with questions about the legality of […]
August 14, 2017

Florida Supreme Court extends the medical malpractice law to suicides

Florida Supreme Court extends the medical malpractice law to suicides Florida courts have split over how to apply the medical malpractice law to suicide, treating it  differently than death from diseases like cancer. But now the Florida Supreme Court gave some clarity to the law and how the medical malpractice […]
August 16, 2017

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts Recently, a divided Florida Supreme Court said it would not reconsider a decision rejecting arbitration in a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident. Appeals courts across the state in recent years have dealt with questions about the legality of […]
June 27, 2017
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State Ethics Rules Violations & How to Avoid Them While in Trial

Recently, popular cruise line Carnival Corporation who was a defendant in a personal injury claim demanded the removal of a lawyer in federal court, charging that he posted photos on Facebook to warn passengers of “outrageously high temperatures” on a cruise ship’s deck and violated ethical rules by publishing private […]
June 8, 2017

Personal Injury Attorneys Warn of The Risks Associated with OTC Antacid Products Containing Aspirin

The FDA has issued a warning for consumers taking over the counter (OTC) aspirin containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion or upset stomach – there is a risk of serious bleeding.  OTC aspirin-antacid products are sold under various trade names, including Alka-Seltzer Original, Bromo Seltzer, Medique […]
May 29, 2017

Are Arbitration Agreements in Medical Malpractice Claims Valid?

A physicians’ group is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider the rejection of an arbitration agreement in a medical-malpractice case arguing there could be potentially far-reaching effects in the medical arena.   The reconsideration was filed by Attorneys for Women’s Care Florida LLC and physician Eileen Hernandez approximately two […]