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Month: November 2017

What is cephalohematoma?

Posted in Firm News,Personal Injury on November 24, 2017

Cephalohematoma is a condition in which a newborn traumatically suffers bruising to the skin of the skull. The skull is one of the most delicate parts of a baby’s body, and cephalohematoma can feel like a water-filled balloon of blood under their skin. What happens is that the blood vessels in this area are damaged,… read more

What is the difference between DUI and DWI?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on November 24, 2017

In the state of Florida, if someone is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances, the acronym that’s applied is DUI for “driving under the influence”. Around the country, there are a variety of different acronyms that sometimes they can be confusing. DWI, “driving while impaired” or “intoxicated” is used… read more

What is Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy?

Posted in Firm News,Personal Injury on November 17, 2017

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is the injury that a newborn suffers as a result of lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain immediately during or after the labor process. There can be a multitude of reasons why something like this happens, whether it’s an umbilical cord issue, fetal distress, or drop in blood pressure. Anytime… read more

What is the Legal Blood Alcohol Level in Florida?

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI,Firm News on November 17, 2017

Well, first, if you’re under the age of majority for drinking, which is 21, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .02%. If you’re driving a commercial vehicle, the limit is .04%. And if you’re over the age of majority for drinking, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08%. What that means… read more

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Firm News on November 10, 2017

A question I get a lot is, “Can I refuse a breathalyzer test?” And the direct answer is yes, you can, but unfortunately, it’s not really that simple. The option rests with you as the arrestee to submit or comply, but you can’t exactly refuse with complete impunity, otherwise, everyone would do it. What you have… read more

What is Perinatal Asphyxia?

Posted in Firm News,Personal Injury on November 10, 2017

“Perinatal” means shortly after birth, and “asphyxia” means oxygen deprivation; at its simplest, perinatal asphyxia is post-birth oxygen deprivation for sufficient time to cause injury. The first signs of perinatal asphyxia are silence and/or muscle limpness in newborns. If a baby is born not crying and flailing but quiet and still, medical staff will immediately… read more