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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

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). ...

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Florida’s Baker Act- Your Rights

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...

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Florida’s Marchman Act

The Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act is otherwise known as the Marchman Act. The Florida Legislature enacted the Marchman Act to help combat the growing drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. The Marchman Act established a statewide Drug Policy...

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Vaping Lawsuit Basics

Legal actions against vaping companies for injuries associated with the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes looks different than your typical lawsuit. What you sue for, who you sue, and how you file your lawsuit are all features that can make your vaping lawsuit...

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Common Illnesses Associated with Vaping

Vaping began to rise in popularity in the Summer of 2019, especially among teenagers and young adults. However, by February 2020, the CDC reported nearly 3,000 injuries requiring hospitalization associated with vaping.[1] Over 1/3 of the individuals hospitalized with...

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