A team led by Dr. Geoffrey Raisman at the Institute of Neurology in London plans to begin within a year human clinical trials with patients’ own olfactory nerve stem cells to treat nerve and spinal cord injury. Use of the stem cells from the patient’s own nose avoids the ethical concerns about use of embryonic stem cells. Those of us who have spent years working with spinal cord injury victims have been holding on to hope for a long time. Pray that this approach turns out to be effective.

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).