Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

by Bonner Law | Mar 09, 2021 | Firm News

HIE is a brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen before, during, or after a baby is born. HIE is otherwise known as birth asphyxia which can be characterized by a lack of oxygen in the baby’s blood (hypoxia) or a lack of blood flow to the baby’s brain (ischemia). Causes of HIE Unfortunately, there are many different possible causes of HIE. Sometimes, the cause of fetal HIE is unknown. Some of the known possible causes are:[1] Maternal diabetes with vascular disease Problems with blood circulation to the placenta Preeclampsia Chronic hypertension Cardiac disease Congenital infections of the fetus...

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Florida’s Baker Act- Your Rights

by Bonner Law | Mar 04, 2021 | Firm News

When people are “Baker Acted,” it usually means they have been committed to a medical facility because they exhibited behavior that suggests they may be a threat to themselves or others. The Baker Act is the more common name for The Florida Mental Health Act which represents the Florida legislature’s efforts to provide necessary care and research for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Even though the Baker Act may seem daunting, it actually outlines many rights for individuals who are involuntarily evaluated and committed by healthcare facilities. Some of your rights under the Baker Act are: If you are admitted...

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