Bed sores are a major problem for patients who are confined to bed or a wheelchair, but aren't limited to the bedbound. These sores can affect anyone who spends long periods in limited positions and those who are overweight and have folds of skin that touch. Bed sores can be prevented by moving the patient frequently, changing bedding, and keeping the skin clean and dry. They are also called a pressure sore, decubitus sore, or decubitus ulcer.
A lawsuit conducted in Duval County Circuit Court against Memorial Hospital concluded when the jury awarded Clay Chandler and his family $168 million in liability and $10 Million in punitive damages. In addition to the compensation awarded, the jury found that Memorial Hospital committed medical negligence and fraud in the Chandler case. This verdict is one of the largest seen in Northeast Florida and the charge of fraud is a rare occurrence in a civil case.
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.
Thomas S. Edwards Jr., Esq., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an extensive and rigorous peer-review survey, comprising of more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by fellow top attorneys.
Partners Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz are speaking at this year's 14th Annual FLABOTA Convention at the Hammock Beach Resort. Both are speaking Friday morning during the Educational Program held on Friday, July 22, 2011. Tom giving an update on the 2011 Legislative Session Report, Eric will give a presentation on Updates in Trial Practice Case Law.