Ray Rodriguez joined Sands Anderson in July 2017, bringing experience serving healthcare clients with medical cases and vaccination injuries. He represents both medical practitioners navigating lawsuits, as well individuals and families who have developed injuries related to vaccines. His goal is to help each client resolve their case through risk and defense management. By proactively and genuinely caring for his clients’ well-being, Ray helps each person look forward, stay on track, and come out ahead.
Prior to becoming an attorney in 2002, Ray was a medical practitioner and served as a primary care physician. His medical experience provides him with invaluable first-hand perspectives on medical topics such as illnesses, injuries, and vaccinations — including the challenges healthcare practitioners often face. As such, he can empathize with the work required to obtain and maintain medical licenses without any professional blemishes. Similarly, his experience as a doctor enables him to thoughtfully understand and support individuals and families experiencing vaccination injuries, which can often go undetected. By applying medical and legal analysis to each case, he can thoroughly guide his clients, no matter the outcomes they seek.
Ray was inspired to become an attorney after realizing at the time that one in three physicians was involved in legal action over the course of their career and how many healthcare practitioners did not know how to effectively navigate the legal system in the course of their defense. Ray was further inspired after learning people did not know how to legally navigate vaccination-injury claims and seek justice. Today, he works as a member of Sands Anderson’s Vaccine Injury Legal Team to advise and guide clients — while educating people on vaccination injuries and the programs available to assist them. Ray was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1994, with his last recertification in 2008. Ray is licensed to practice medicine in Arkansas, Florida, Virginia, and the Republic of Ireland. He also previously served as a partner and board member of a primary physician group in Hillsborough, County Florida. Ray is not only an accomplished attorney, but also a regarded speaker and author, sharing his insights at events and in publications across the country.
Ray served as a Chief Investigator and Research Coordinator for F3Z-US-IOHE, Eli Lilly Disposable Insulin Pen Study in Brandon, Florida.
Excellence in Research Award (Diabetes Screening)
American Academy of Family Practice
National University of Ireland, Galway
M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O
College of William & Mary
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Supreme Court of Virginia
Limitations on Litigating Vaccine Claims Outside the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
American Association for Justice, July 2015, Montreal, Canada
Selected Medical Legal Topics in Family Medicine
Virginia Academy of Family Physicians seminar, Winter 2011
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Malpractice
Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Summer 2005
Expert Panel Member for Debunking the Myth - The Truth Regarding Marijuana
Outreach symposium for student athletes at The College of William & Mary, March 2004
Diabetes Mellitus and Health Insurance
Community outreach symposium for the Sentara Williamsburg Community Hospital Diabetes Support Group at James City County Community Center, February 2004
ASL the ADA and Courtroom 21
Co-author for research project and presenter for the Courtroom 21 Legal Technology Seminar at the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, April 2002
Selected Legal Implications Concerning Human Genetic Research and Experimentation
2001 Benjamin Rush Bioethics Symposium, co-presenter at College of Williams & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Diabetes Management: A Personal Perspective
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida
Diabetes and Depression: Co morbidity and Treatment
Hospital Pharmacists Association
Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, Treasurer
American Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
American Bar Association, Health Law Division
Virginia Bar Association
Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Old Towne Medical and Dental Center
Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Guidance Committee
Guide Patrols, Boy Scout Troop 103
Publications by Ramon Rodriguez, III, MD
Establishment of National Quality Standards and Thresholds of Quality Expectation in Healthcare Delivery
2001 Medico-legal research article for the National Health Policy Seminar at the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Medical Herbs and the "Deadly Nightshades": The Deregulation of Botanicals
2001 legal research article and presentation for FDA Law Seminar at the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
F3Z-US-IOHE, Ely Lilly Disposable Isnulin Pen Study
Chief Investigator/Research Coordinator
- Flu Season Is Upon Us…Again
- Is Compensation Provided for COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries?
- Proposed Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table – Your Comments Needed!
- What is Herd Immunity?
- What Is Intussusception?
- What is Thrombocypenia?
- How Common Are Vaccine Injuries?
- What is SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration)?
- Vaccine Injury Legal Team: What Is Meningitis?
- 2017-2018 Flu Vaccine Only 36% Effective
- The 2017-2018 Flu Season, What’s the Difference Inside a Vaccine?