An Indiana man who has been a paraplegic for 23 years is going to China for an olfactory nerve stem cell implantation in his spinal cord. An American researcher has characterized the operation as “highly controversial” as China does not have the safeguards on medical experimentation that we have in the U.S. However, for a person with a terribly disabling condition, the idea of waiting indefinitely for the FDA to approve a procedure that appears to offer hope of a better life may be unacceptable, as he feels he has nothing to lose in his “only chance to walk again.”
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).