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How are Cerebral Palsy and Brain Damage Linked?

Cerebral Palsy, also known as CP, is defined as a physical disorder mainly affecting the body’s muscle functions, speech and motor skills. The term “cerebral” refers to the part of the brain controlling motor skills and movement, known as the cerebellum. The word “palsy” refers to a “disorder of movement”.” Cerebral palsy is a disorder that can be a direct… Read More


What is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

An anoxic brain injury occurs due to a total lack of oxygen to the brain. Though many different types of brain injuries can occur, anoxic brain injuries are characterized as one of the most dangerous and difficult from which to recover. Anoxic brain damage is also referred to as anoxia. This type of brain injury is commonly associated with hypoxic… Read More


Developers of Portable TBI Test get $6M

When an external force traumatically injures the brain – like a bullet, assault, car accident or even a mild sports concussion – the hours, even the minutes are critical. Still no diagnostic blood test exists for use by physicians in the emergency room to detect the presence and severity of brain trauma. Banyan Biomarkers has raised $6 million from private… Read More


Swope, Rodante P.A. Partner Nominated for Business Woman of the Year Award

July 1, 2013 (Tampa, FL) — Swope, Rodante P.A., a civil litigation law firm which handles catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith and appellate cases, is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Angela Rodante, was recently nominated for The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Business Woman of the Year Awards. Bestowed annually, the prestigious award recognizes noteworthy business women who are… Read More


Local Attorney Receives AV Preeminent Rating

June 12, 2013 (Tampa, FL) — Swope, Rodante P.A. is incredibly proud to announce that attorney at law Stephanie Miles has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell in recognition of her proficiency and ethical standards. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive from the organization which has been a reliable source for over 130… Read More


Severe TBI – Coping with Family Stress

Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries Families of patients with severe traumatic brain injuries cope with a lot of stress and anxiety due to the unstable nature of the disease, probability of death, and quality of life issues. Researchers have repeatedly identified families “need to know” more about their family member’s medical condition as the number one factor contributing to stress and… Read More


SCI Survivor Hopes to Win Accessible Van

In April of 2007, Tony Dowels, a Riverview High School sophomore, was on his way home from a track meet and nodded off  behind the wheel. What happened in the hours following that changed his life forever. Tony collided with a semitrailer and was pinned underneath it for two hours. The high school track and football star had sustained a… Read More


Local Law Firm Named as a Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award

Swope, Rodante P.A. is honored to be named among the top 60 finalists in The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Best Places to Work Awards. Employees of nominated companies were asked to complete a 37-question, online survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, a company using science-based tools to measure employee engagement, loyalty and retention. The employee survey measures 10 key engagement… Read More


Fulmer Helmets Recalls Some Helmets for Failure to Withstand Impact Test

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Date: January 8, 2013 Fulmer Helmets, Inc. has issued a recall of certain motorcycle helmets, models AF-80, AF-81, and AF-82, sizes medium, large, XL, and 2XL. It was revealed during testing that the affected helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation, penetration, labeling, and retention requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard… Read More