Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Edwards & Ragatz

Jacksonville, FL

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 10, 2017

DA releases guidance on post market management of cybersecurity in medical devices

DA releases guidance on post market management of cybersecurity in medical devices Recently I blogged on how there needed to be more security with patient’s medical information and how hackers are taking individuals information and using it to their benefit.  There is another threat that hackers could and will take […]
August 9, 2017

Data Collected as Required by State in Patient Safety Evaluation Systems Not Privileged

Data Collected as Required by State in Patient Safety Evaluation Systems Not Privileged A woman underwent laparoscopic surgery. Following the surgery she died.  The woman’s estate sued the hospital and a number of medical care providers alleging that her death was the result of medical negligence. During discovery, the estate […]
August 19, 2016
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Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. 2017 Lawyer of the Year – Jacksonville Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff by U.S. NEWS/Best Lawyers in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2016   Heather Hernandez Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. hsh@edwardsragatz.com THOMAS S. EDWARDS, JR. OF EDWARDS & RAGATZ, P.A. 2017 LAWYER OF THE YEAR JACKSONVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION-PLAINTIFF BY U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Jacksonville, Fla. – We are proud to announce that The U.S. News […]
August 18, 2014

THOMAS S. EDWARDS, JR. NAMED 2015 BEST LAWYERS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER OF THE YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2014   Heather Hernandez Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. 904-399-1609 hsh@edwardsragatz.com   THOMAS S. EDWARDS, JR. NAMED 2015 BEST LAWYERS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER OF THE YEAR   Jacksonville, Fla. “ Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, […]
July 11, 2014
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Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. Appointed to a 2nd Term

                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2014 Heather Hernandez hsh@edwardsragatz.com   Thomas S. Edwards, Jr.   Appointed to a second term on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council Jacksonville, FL: On July 1, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court and Chief Justice Jorge […]
December 26, 2013
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FLORIDA FOCUSES ON KEEPING SENIORS SAFE AND MOBILE

Florida leads the nation with more than 17 percent of its population age 65 years and older, and that number is expected to continue to grow in the years to come. Access to transportation is important to many older Floridians who cherish their independence. With such a large resident population […]