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Will the National Medical Device Evaluation System make medical devices safer?

Edwards & Ragatz is your Jacksonville injury lawyer company.The FDA will have a national “coordinating center” that will review medical devices.  This voluntary system was proposed by the National Medical Device Evaluation System Planning Board, created by the FDA, the Brookings Center for Health Policy, and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. According to the […]

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 Supreme Court ruled recently that […]

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 negligence action, from a separate […]

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 their loved ones.   The Families […]

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 arbitration agreements that nursing-home residents […]

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 suffered critical burns and scarring […]