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Injury claims against cruise ship lines must be filed in court within one year
Cruise ships are like floating cities with thousands of passengers on board. Usually a lot more fun than the typical workaday city, but probably no less likely to involve accidents and injuries.
Cruise ship lines cannot guarantee that no one will get hurt aboard, but they do have a responsibility to prevent dangerous conditions on board … Continue Reading
“Take me to Grady” – trauma center care reduces rate of paralysis after spinal cord injury
If you ever suffer a major injury in metro Atlanta and are still able to talk, remember to say, "take me to Grady." This is important because treatment at a Level 1 trauma center significantly improves prospects of successful outcome. A recent article on "The Effects of Trauma Center Care, Admission Volume, and Surgical Volume … Continue Reading
Spinal cord injury treatments suggested in recent research
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
MV-1 is first factory built car for wheelchair access
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
Spinal cord injury jury trials require explanation of autonomic dysreflexia
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.