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Florida's Largest Nursing Home Chain Survives Despite Poor Patient Care

The state paid the Jacksonville-area nursing home a flat rate to provide Seigler care, including his needed therapy. But Governors Creek routinely denied treatment and services to patients like Seigler, according to a 2011 federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former nurse. Seigler’s case is among a dozen cited in the lawsuit against Consulate Health Care, the state’s […]

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 […]

Uber Drivers Remain Independent Contractors as Lawsuit Settled

Edwards & Ragatz , your Jacksonville personal injury lawyer. Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which resolves a major challenge to its business model by allowing the ride-hailing service to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as independent contractors, which is what Florida courts have deemed Uber […]

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 […]

Cell Phone Records – Restrepo v. Carrera

Call Edwards & Ragatz your personal injury attorney company today. Before you ask for a Defendant’s cell phone records in a car accident case, make sure the criminal case is closed. Restrepo v. Carrera, __ So. 3d __, 2016 WL 231955 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016) Defendant Restrepo sought review of a trial court order that […]

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 […]

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 requested the hospital to produce […]

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 alternative to tubal ligation and […]