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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, has traveled more than 1,000 […]

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 OIG also found that their […]

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 malpractice, whether their license has […]

New Study Shows You Might Get Better Care by Younger Physicians

Elderly hospital patients cared for by younger physicians have a slightly lower mortality rate than those cared for by older doctors. That’s according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal. Patients with doctors under the age of 40 had a 30-day mortality rate of 10.8%. With doctors aged 40 to 49, mortality […]

Personal Injury Attorneys Warn of The Risks Associated with OTC Antacid Products Containing Aspirin

The FDA has issued a warning for consumers taking over the counter (OTC) aspirin containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion or upset stomach – there is a risk of serious bleeding.  OTC aspirin-antacid products are sold under various trade names, including Alka-Seltzer Original, Bromo Seltzer, Medique Medi Seltzer, Picot Plus Effervescent, […]

Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Want To Know: Excited Delirium Syndrome Or Police Brutality?

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 […]

Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Call for DUI’s for Marijuana Use

A bill filed recently in the Florida House proposes to impose DUI penalties for drivers or boaters with a certain amount of THC in their blood samples. According to the “Driving under the Influence of Drugs Act” (HB 237 -filed by state Rep. David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach), operating a boat with a threshold of […]

Personal Injury Attorneys Jacksonville Answer the Question: Am I Having a Heart Attack or Is it Something Else?

Many of us wonder if we get a sharp pain in our chest, are we having a heart attack?  What is that pain in my arm?  Am I having a heart attack?  Should I wait to see if it gets worse or go to the doctor or E.R?  We all have a lot of questions […]

Edwards named 2012 Best Lawyers "Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year"

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.

Partner Tom Edwards honored

Numerous Jacksonville attorneys, including partner Tom Edwards were recently recognized by Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite. Both publications are respected for the peer review formulas used in selecting their honorees. Tom was honored in the following categories: Insurance Coverage Personal Injury Plaintiff “ General Personal Injury Plaintiff – Medical Malpractice Source: Daily […]