Tag Archives: quadriplegic
Spinal cord injury survivors may someday have more hope for functional recovery. An article in Brain by James Fawcett at Cambridge University summarizes research papers reporting functional recovery following a variety of treatments. These have included interventions that affect myelin inhibitory molecules and their receptors, or inhibitory chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans, and treatments in which the … Continue Reading
Survivors of spinal cord injury face life-long problems with mobility. As an attorney representing spinal cord injury survivors, I have often addressed needs for adapted vehicles in life care plans. Now there is news of the first factory-built, wheelchair accessible car – the MV-1 – which is a milestone for the 14 million American adults … Continue Reading
As a personal injury trial lawyer in Georgia, I have often told clients that they do not want what goes with the kind of case that makes headlines. It is better to have good health than a multi-million dollar injury case.
A recent New Jersey case is a good illustration of that.
In 1999, an Aramark concession employee … Continue Reading
Swift Transportation driver on meth leads to $23.5 million verdict for Yellow Freight employee with severe spinal cord injury
A federal court jury in Kansas has returned a $23.5 million verdict arising from a 2006 wreck in New Mexico, according to an article by Ron Sylvester of the Wichita Eagle. The court cut the amount to $15.3 million because the jury decided the driver of the Swift Transportation was only 65 percent at fault … Continue Reading
Here is another one of those stories about a spinal cord injury survivor that is both heart breaking and inspirational — a former high school cheerleader paralyzed in a freak accident who is focused on her physical therapy, hoping for the day that stem cell treatment might help her. She has even gone scuba diving. … Continue Reading
Understanding the complex effects of spinal cord injury, including autonomic dysreflexia, is essential to effective trial advocacy for clients whose injuries involve paraplegia or quadriplegia.