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UCLA Study: Paralyzed People Regain Use of Their Hands with Non-Invasive Spinal Stimulation

Ability to Perform Simple Tasks is Returned Years After Spinal Cord Injury Simple tasks like turning a doorknob or opening a water bottle can make a significant difference in peoples lives following a spinal cord injury. A team of scientists led by UCLA, has published a report in the Journal of Neurotrauma concerning six individuals with severe spinal cord injuries. All six have regained the use of their hands and fingers after years of disability following a nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation developed by the research team. Three of the subjects were completely paralyzed prior to undergoing the procedure. At the commencement of the study, three of [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:46:22+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the ER each year in the United States. A recent study suggested that TBI might be linked to an increased risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not appear for several years. In the research reported in JAMA Pediatrics by Megan Narad, PhD of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and colleagues, very young children who experienced severe TBI were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD as long as 6.8 years following the injury. “Children with a history of traumatic brain injuries – even those with less severe injuries – [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:45:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

When You Need a California Bus Accident Attorney

The past two decades have shown a 35 percent increase in bus ridership nationwide. The reasons for the increase include the improvements made to bus and other transit systems, especially in metropolitan areas; the affordability and ease compared to driving; and the increase in environmental awareness by reducing carbon emissions. With the increase in people riding buses, on California roads and highways, as well as students riding on school buses, the number of bus accidents and injuries has increased proportionately. In California, commercial bus companies are considered common carriers, or buses carrying for “reward” and can be divided into three categories-commuter buses, long distance transportation buses [...]

By | 2018-06-23T09:47:23+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Bus Accidents|0 Comments

Preventing California Workplace Injuries

April 28, 2018 marks the 47th annual Workers Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance for workers who were injured or lost their lives on the job. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for maintaining safe and healthful workplaces. It is the role of OSHA to ensure safe conditions by providing training, education and assistance as well as enforcing standards. In California, agricultural and construction far outpace all other industries in the rate of injuries and fatalities. In a report released on Workers Memorial Day by Worksafe last year, there [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:44:04+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Why You Need an Attorney for an Auto Accident Spinal Cord Injury

Your daily routine is going as expected. Your kids just boarded the school bus and you are on the short drive home to begin your own day. Your morning is abruptly interrupted when you get the call that every spouse dreads. Your husband was injured in a car accident on his way to work. You are told that you must get to the hospital as soon as possible. At the hospital a doctor meets you and informs you that your husband has suffered a spinal cord injury and has lost all feeling from the waist down. More tests are needed to determine the severity of the [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:42:47+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

The Insurance Pitfalls of California Car Rental

The law requires drivers to carry liability insurance, but the rental car companies are not required to tell you. In 2015, Auto Rental News Reported that there were over 2 million rental cars in service across the nation, with California ranking among the top states for annual car rentals. With all of these rental vehicles on the road the chances of accidents occurring are high. Unlike privately owned motor vehicles, a great number of rental cars in California are being driven by uninsured drivers, even though state laws forbid it. Many rental car drivers in California are visitors and tourists from out of state and unfamiliar [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:41:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Study Shows Severe Burn Injury Patients Have a Greater Survival Rate

Surviving a severe burn injury is a lot more likely today, thanks to major advances in treatments made over the past thirty years, according to a study published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons. Since improvements in burn care transpired in the 1980s, the study was the first to have analyzed the progress made on the affects to burn injury patients. “Mortality has decreased three to fivefold since the 1980s ostensibly from the substantial advances in burn care that occurred between 1980 and 1989,” according to a statement in Medical News by the lead study author David N. Herndon, chief of staff and director [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:41:01+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

AAA Study: Drowsy Driving Accidents More Widespread Than Believed

A new study shows that drowsy drivers are responsible for roughly 1 out of 10 motor vehicle crashes. The results indicate that drowsy driving may be a great deal more prevalent than originally estimated. “Missing just two to three hours of sleep can more than quadruple your risk for a crash, which is the equivalent of driving drunk,” according to Jake Nelson, director of traffic safety advocacy and research at AAA. The Drowsy Driving Study AAA researchers arrived at their conclusion after monitoring the driving habits of over 3,500 drivers for several months. Employing dash cams and other equipment, the researchers tracked drivers around the U.S. [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:40:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Regain Movement Through Stem Cell Therapy

A new trial, employing stem cell therapy, has aided the recovery of two-thirds of six subjects suffering from spinal cord injury paralysis. Significant recovery was apparent in at least one side of the subject’s paralysis with a rate of 67 percent, which is greater than twice the rate of recovery in past-published data. A surgical injection of 10 million cells was given to each of the six subjects of the study, all of which had lost all motor functions below the point of the injury. The results of this trial were beyond anything that Dr. Richard G. Fessler at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago had [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:39:49+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

New Research Questions Beliefs About Sports Concussions

Will parent’s decisions allowing children to play youth football be affected? The recent belief that the serious brain damage found in professional football players is the result of hard blows to the head is being challenged by new research. Researchers from Boston University examined the brains of eight teens and young adults. Four of the individuals had recent sports related closed head injuries, which were received 1 day to 4 months prior to death. The other four had no history of recent head trauma. Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was discovered in the four teenagers that who experienced recent head injury. The study was published [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:39:22+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Sports Injuries|0 Comments

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