New studies have concluded that, despite the early promise of progesterone treatments for TBIs, the administration of the hormone is not significantly helpful to the outcome of these cases. The newest study in this regard was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and involved a large randomized clinical trial of severe TBI patients. Despite the success of progesterone therapy in animal models as well as data from smaller studies, the large study found no significant benefit of this treatment for TBI patients.
Traumatic brain injury or TBI affects nearly 1.7 million people in the United States every year. Severe injuries have been estimated to cost 76 billion dollars annually. Severe TBIs may result in death, disabilities such as paralysis and loss of motor function or speech ability.
The early progesterone trials offered hope that a simple treatment might be able to stave off some of the serious problems associated with TBI, but unfortunately this new study seems to definitively put a stop to that hope. While other treatments are being tried, many victims of serious TBI wait patiently for a breakthrough that may offer them hope for the future. In the meantime, they are forced to deal with curtailed abilities, pain and daily suffering, often due to someone else’s negligent or careless behavior.
What Are My Options If I Suffer A TBI?
Unfortunately, if you suffer a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, it is possible that you will be denied compensation for your injuries. If you want to protect your rights and ensure that you have the money to pay for ongoing medical treatment and other expenses, you may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney about your case.
At Barber and Associates, LLC in Anchorage, we stand up for the rights of victims. We help them recover damages for their pain, suffering, physical and emotional trauma and other costs such as ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy, lost wages due to inability to work and compensation for permanent loss of abilities. We may also be able to help your family recover compensation for their losses due to your accident.
Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Barber and Associates, LLC for a free consultation. We will work with you to help you find the best way to recover compensation when someone has caused you brain injuries due to negligence.