Scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory and Northwestern University recently received some amazing news from one of their studies: a novel injectable treatment has shown promise in reversing the paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.
Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of injuries and illnesses caused by someone else’s negligence. Everything from food poisoning to dog bites can be considered a personal injury if someone else was responsible for the harm caused to another person. However, there are some types of personal injury that cause much more devastating and long-lasting damage than others. Among the worst types of personal injuries, excluding wrongful death, are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs).
Every year, there are about 17,500 spinal cord injuries in the United States. Of these, many will suffer lifelong consequences from their SCIs. It is important for spinal cord injury victims and their loved ones to understand that SCIs often mean changes that will affect the rest of the victim’s life, and in seeking compensation … Read more
A spinal cord injury or SCI is a type of injury that may easily have long-term consequences. While most injuries, such as broken bones or damaged muscles, can have lingering effects, spinal cord injuries are frequently permanent and may cause life-long damage. Because of this, SCIs are often evaluated, in terms of monetary damages, as if they will last for the rest of the victim’s life. It is very important for the victim of a spinal cord injury to work with an attorney who understands how to calculate these types of damages accurately and to ensure that the victim gets all of the compensation to which he or she is entitled.
Certain types of personal injury accidents are not strictly “personal.” They have an effect on the families and communities of the people who suffer them. While the personal effects may be the most noticeable and dramatic, both traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have an impact on the economy as well.
When someone is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury or SCI, the cost of the injury is usually not limited to medical bills. SCIs may impact the rest of the victim’s life, so it is very important to receive sound advice before settling for any amount of money. Many SCI victims, rushed into a settlement … Read more
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most expensive types of personal injury, according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In fact, depending on the type of injury, an SCI can cost more than $4.7 million over the lifetime of a victim. Facts and Figures Spinal cord injuries can be categorized by the severity … Read more
Many people, including many doctors, view traumatic head injuries as separate events from spinal cord injuries. This can often lead to misdiagnosis of SCIs when a traumatic brain injury is also present. According to a study from Brazil, spinal cord injuries involving the cervical, or neck, portion of the spine are most likely to be misdiagnosed when head trauma is also present.
Researchers working on the Spinal Cord Injury Model System recently isolated data that shows residential mobility, or moving from one home to another, after a spinal cord injury has a strong impact on the health and recovery of patients. The study, published in the Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was undertaken to investigate the … Read more
Some of the most debilitating and devastating injuries occur when a victim suffers brain or spinal cord trauma. These types of injuries are often marked by permanent physical disability, loss of use of parts of the body, changes in intellectual or emotional makeup, and inability to work or live independently. Because these types of injuries are so devastating and life-impacting, it is very important for victims to have the help of a professional who can guide them through the settlement negotiation process after an accident.