Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

What You Need to Know About Sepsis

Personal injury attorney Jacksonville handle medical malpractice as well.  Sepsis kills more than 258,000 Americans each year and leaves thousands of survivors with life-changing after effects. According to the CDC, there are over one million cases of sepsis each year, and it is the ninth leading cause of disease-related deaths. The number of cases of […]

What is NICA and What Injuries During the Birthing Process Apply?

Your Jacksonville personal injury attorneys here at Edwards & Ragatz assist in birth related fatalities as well. Florida appeals court on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to the state’s Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA), upholding distinctive minimum weight requirements for infants from single and multiple births who suffer brain injuries at birth to qualify for […]

Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Award for Midwife Misreading Nonstress Test Leading to Stillbirth

Different people search for a medical malpractice attorney Jacksonville FL. A woman who was 38 weeks pregnant complained of decreased movement of her unborn child. She was referred to a certified nurse midwife (CNM) for a nonstress test to assess the health of the unborn child. After the defendant performed the nonstress test, the midwife […]

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 […]

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, is a small, T-shaped device […]

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 […]

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 perform high-risk procedures — particularly […]

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 […]

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 law applies to suicides.  Recently, […]