Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Edwards & Ragatz

Jacksonville, FL

March 27, 2017

Be warned medical malpractice defense lawyers – if you drop a Fabre defense during trial, we get a new defense

Edwards v. Rosen, No. 2D14-3093, 2016 WL 358973, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D295 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016) A popular “gotcha” tactic among some medical malpractice defense lawyers has been to drop their Fabre defense during trial, after all of the evidence of the fault of the Fabre defendant has come […]
March 23, 2017
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What is happening in Waycross and causing all the rare cancers?

What is happening in Waycross and causing all the rare cancers? I came across this story on First Coast News and it sounded like a John Grisham novel.  Scary for the residents of Waycross, Georgia.  As a personal injury attorney and blogging for the past four years, I’ve started to […]
January 30, 2017
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Can talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?

A St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to a family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer.  The wrongful death lawsuit claimed the death was caused by using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. The lawsuit – Jackie Fox of Birmingham, Alabama, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March 2013 […]
January 20, 2017

To best treat patients, nurses must overcome bullying, hazing

I saw an article in The Florida Times Union that there was a recent summit for nurses at Jacksonville University to talk about bullying in hospitals.   Honestly, I did not know that happened but I am not surprised after the years of medical malpractice litigation we have done at […]
January 3, 2017
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Signs your child has swallowed a button battery

Recently we posted about a tragic case we have had to pursue against Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital after a toddler who had swallowed a lithium “button” battery and went to the ER at the hospital and an emergency room doctor failed to treat the little girl, Ava-Kate, with urgency.  Consequently, Ava-Kate […]
December 23, 2016
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Jacksonville Child Injury: Leads to Lawsuit between Parents and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

  Jacksonville Child Injury:  Leads to Lawsuit between Parents and Wolfson Children’s Hospital A Jacksonville child injury treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital brought Action News Health Check and Florida Health News flooding to the scene after a case of child injury prevention was brought to light.  According to Florida Health […]
December 20, 2016
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Drinking and driving during the holiday season

We are in full holiday swing and the season brings an increase in parties and social events which leads to an increase in DUI incidents and fatal drunk driving crashes.   In 2013, NHTSA reported that during the time period of December 18-31, 1180 were killed as a result of car […]
December 8, 2016
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Medical identity theft – is it here to stay?

I can’t imagine this happening but my guess is with identity theft becoming more and more common, it will happen more often than we think.  This is why when I came across the article on News4Jax, I thought it was an important article to share with our clients and potential […]
November 21, 2016
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The Florida Board of Medicine revokes the license of an integrative medicine doctor after patient dies

Recently, the Florida Board of Medicine revoked the medical license of an “integrative medicine” doctor for his role in the death of a college student from untreated cancer. According to news agencies, there was allegations of bad advice from Dr. Kenneth Woliner of Boca Raton that led to a student’s […]
November 1, 2016
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Takata faulty airbag takes another life

NHTSA, announced after investigating a recent crash in California, that the defective Takata air bag inflator has claimed another victim. The latest death involved a 50-year-old woman, according to NHTSA. She was driving just east of Los Angeles on Friday, September 30, when her car crashed and the airbag failed […]