National University of Ireland, Galway
M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O
College of William & Mary
United States Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of Virginia
Ray Rodriguez joined Sands Anderson in 2017, bringing experience serving healthcare clients with medical cases and vaccination injuries. He represents both medical practitioners navigating lawsuits, as well as 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’ wellbeing, 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 career provides him with invaluable first-hand perspectives on medical topics, such as diseases, injuries, and vaccinations — including the challenges 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 a vaccine litigation attorney after realizing how many people did not know how to legally navigate vaccination-injury claims and seek justice. Today, he works to advise and guide clients — while educating people on vaccination injuries and the programs available to assist them. Ray is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians, and 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 large primary care physician group in Hillsborough, County Florida. Ray is not only an accomplished attorney and primary care physician, but also a regarded speaker and author, sharing his insights at events and in publications across the country.
As a primary care physician, Ray believes that the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults is extremely important and that vaccinations play a crucial role in controlling the spread of a number of communicable diseases. Ray also recognizes that not everyone responds to a vaccine’s antigens the same way and adverse reactions can and do occur in susceptible individuals.
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
Limitations on Litigating Vaccine Claims Outside the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
American Association for Justice, July 2013, 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
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
- What Is Herd Immunity?
- What Is Intussusception?
- What is Thrombocypenia?
- How Common Are Vaccine Injuries?
- What is SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration)?
- What is Meningitis?
- What is the Seasonal Flu Vaccine?
- What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
- 2017-2018 Flu Vaccine Only 36% Effective
- The 2017-2018 Flu Season, What’s the Difference Inside a Vaccine?