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Velado Published in the Florida State University College of Law’s Journal of Transnational Law & Policy

Swope, Rodante P.A., a civil litigation law firm which handles catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith and appellate cases, is proud to announce that practicing attorney, Elizete Velado was recently published in the Florida State University College of Law’s Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. Her article entitled, “Shifting Gears: Improving Anti-Trafficking Efforts Through a Shift in Policy Focus,” offers a… Read More

Usher’s Son Injured in Pool Accident

CNN reported that Usher’s five-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, was swimming in the backyard pool of his Atlanta home Monday evening when his hand got stuck in a drain, according to a police report. What might have otherwise been a fun swim turned tragic for the R&B singer’s son as he searched for a toy. TMZ reported that he was… Read More

BP Gulf Oil Spill Claims – 2013 Update

Residents of Florida and the gulf coast states may still have fresh memories of the images associated with BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill catastrophe of April 2010.  Within weeks of the accident, BP began paying claims for economic and property damages to coastal residents and business owners.  Many business owners operating near beaches and resorts rely solely on tourism for… Read More

Burn Accident Victims – Statistics

Accidents  resulting in burn injuries are among the most painful experiences a person might have. Even minor burns can be tremendously painful and typically leave behind permanent scars. Personal injury claims associated with burns often represent victims who have been permanently disfigured as a result of another person’s negligence. In this article, we’ll explore the basic types of burns and… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury Research & Innovations

How Otx2 Could Lead to Advanced TBI Recovery Researchers and scientists are constantly exploring new possibilities aimed at developing a cure or “rebuilding” treatment for traumatic brain injury victims and other patients suffering from similar neurological disorders.  In recent years, neuroscience has successfully identified a key factor that triggers the brain’s ability to learn. For years, medical science has worked… Read More

Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Testing

Most traumatic brain injuries are emergency situations, where conditions often deteriorate rapidly without timely assessment and treatment of the specificcondition. Head injury specialists have devised a few basic tests and screening tools to help detect the presence and potential severity of a brain injury. A potential brain injury victim should seek medical evaluation immediately. However, milder injuries (such as concussions)… Read More

Mirena IUD and Related Device Defects

Mirena is a brand-name medical device known as an IUD or Intra-Uterine Device.  Mirena is a form of hormonal birth control for women, typically offered as an alternative to oral contraceptives.  Mirena is a small, plastic T-shaped device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus and releases low amounts of estrogen. Mirena has been shown to be 99% effective in… Read More

Reported Increases in Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

At the close of the last decade, recent data reported an increase of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) resulting from sports and recreational activities.  Recent reports have gained the attention of the medical community and brain trauma specialists. Known lawsuits against the NFL and confirmed suicides among prominent retired players have fostered close scrutiny of the dangers of concussions and other… Read More

Lasers and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

A certain type of laser therapy, referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is at the forefront of scientific research as a potential treatment option in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Researchers have explored the benefits in treating traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), strokes, and other degenerative brain disorders by studying the potential benefits of… Read More