Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Edwards & Ragatz

Jacksonville, FL

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 7, 2017

Does your surgeon have two concurrent surgeries going on at the same time? You should know.

Does your surgeon have two concurrent surgeries going on at the same time? You should know. I think for anyone preparing for surgery is scary.  There is a lot of changes to your diet, what type of medications you can take and preparing your home for post-operative care – all […]
August 3, 2017

Beware of Essure

Beware of Essure Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require a new study and a black box warning label for Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure after thousands of women complained about suffering complications from the controversial implant.  Essure is marketed as a non-surgical […]
August 3, 2017

Medical Malpractice: Are medical procedures being done for financial incentives or for medical necessity?

Medical Malpractice: Are medical procedures being done for financial incentives or for medical necessity? Was it a medical mistake or a chronic condition that killed a St. Petersburg man back in 2013? At this point, no one knows but many are determined to find out.  His heart, preserved in formaldehyde, […]
August 2, 2017

46% of Medicare Patients Are Harmed During Rehab Hospital Stays

46% of Medicare Patients Are Harmed During Rehab Hospital Stays According to a HHS’ Office of Inspector General report, approximately one out of three Medicare beneficiaries released from rehabilitation hospitals in March 2012 were medically harmed during stays at the facilities and nearly 46% of the incidents were preventable.  The […]
July 25, 2017

Make Sure You Research Your Doctor Before You Go For Your Exam

Make Sure You Research Your Doctor Before You Go For Your Exam Last year, Florida, through the Division of Medical Quality Assurance, launched flhealthsource.gov which gave consumers a searchable internet database containing information about every doctor in the state.  The information available includes whether a doctor has been sued for […]