Atlanta may get a world class spinal cord injury research center. The Healthcare Institute for Neuro Recovery and Innovation (HINRI), according to a report this week in Atlanta Business Chronicle, would be one of a few centers in the world researching the complicated field of complete spinal cord injuries, in which the person loses all movement and sensation below the injury point on the spine.  Collaborating the U.S. military, universities and research centers around the world, it could draw more than $300 million in research grants and make the region a destination for patients and scientists

Atlanta is already home to the Shepherd Center, one of the top spinal cord injury specialty treatment centers in the United States.



Ken Shigley is treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia, of which he has been elected to become president-elect on 6/19/10 and president on 6/4/11. His law practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, primarily in spinal cord injury , brain injury burn injury , products liability, trucking and bus accidents, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and cases. Much of his practice is focused on tractor trailer, big rig, 18 wheeler, truck and bus crashes.  He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy,  has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). 

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