Traumatic Brain Injury Blog


Tagged with “spinal cord injury”

April 11, 2014

“Unprecedented breakthrough” offers potential for recovery from paralysis

Scientists announce dramatic research where epidural stimulation offers potential for recovery from paralysis following spinal cord injury

Nearly six million Americans are living with paralysis, including 1.275 million spinal cord injuries. Most have been told that no recovery is possible and that complete paralysis is permanent. This belief was fundamentally challenged with the announcement on April 8, 2014 by international team of scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology, that four young men who had been paralyzed for years were able to voluntarily move their hips, ankles and toes following the implantation of an epidural electrical stimulator. These results were published in journal Brain. Read More

July 16, 2013

Vermont Jury Verdict Awards $43.1 million for Spinal Cord Injury

On June 28, 2013 a Chittenden County Vermont jury returned a $43.1 million dollar verdict in favor Dzemila Heco,  a 51 year old woman who suffered a C4-C5 spinal cord injury when her 1999 Dodge Neon was struck from behind at 35 miles per hour by another car while waiting at a red light. Read More