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 arbitration agreements that nursing-home residents […]
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 of which can be overwhelming. […]
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 alternative to tubal ligation and […]
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, has traveled more than 1,000 […]
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 OIG also found that their […]
Here is Part 2 to the Police Brutality Mystery that Action News Jax has been investigating and personal injury attorneys Jacksonville Florida have blogged on in the past. Prior to this Blog, Action News Jax focused on Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) excessive use of a Prostraint Chair and their lack of medical treatment for inmates such as […]
As Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys, we see many cases where people contracted sepsis at a health care facility or came to the ER with sepsis and the healthcare providers failed to diagnose it until it was too late. It’s for this reason, we at Edwards & Ragatz, thought it was important to share the truth about […]
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Thomas S. Edwards, Jr. as the œJacksonville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012.