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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

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

The Courts Scrutinize Treating Physicians

by Dale Swope There are several new cases which suggest the continual attacks by insurance companies on treating physicians are beginning to resonate with the courts. It began with the Katzman decision which originally created a category of “hybrid” witnesses who were first-hand observers and were also asked for opinion specifically for litigation. Those hybrids would be required to comply… Read More