Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage
Everyone is familiar with the fact that automobile accidents can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, concussions and some times even spinal cord injuries. With some spinal cord injuries causing permanent changes in a victims strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. However, a recent study conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found a link between spinal cord injuries and loss of brain function, leading to cognitive problems and depression. This is an important and significant advancement. The hope is that this study will advance better understanding of the overall effects of spinal cord injuries and with further research, lead to new treatments and perhaps even reverse the effects on the brain.
If you have been in a wreck and are suffering from a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s careless driving, you could by entitled to compensation for your losses. In Kansas, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and disability. Call Wall Huntington Law Firm at 316-265-6000 or contact us online today for a free evaluation of your claim.
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Do spinal cord injuries cause subsequent brain damage?.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 November 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141114131058.htm>.