A cure for a paralysis — does that sound strange to anyone else?
For most of us, we think that once you are involved in an accident and sustain a spinal cord injury, then your life is pretty much over. The truth is that view of living with paralysis couldn’t be further from the truth. With modern technology advancing every single day, those who are paralyzed are now living fulling lives and not compromising their long-term goals because they are now differently abled.
Living a better life despite paralysis is only one advancement that science and technology have improved on. There are research groups — like SCI Research Advancement, who’s motto is “Cure Paralysis Now” — are determined to find a way to get people back on their feet.
Did you know that of the $20 billion spent on spinal cord injury research, only about one percent is used to finding a cure to paralysis? Our firm’s paralysis lawyers information perplexing. While making life better for those with paralysis is important, restoring the physical condition of someone who was in a car accident or slipped and fell on a hard surface should be the main goal of paralysis research, right? Maybe, maybe not.
So, how is the SCI Research Advancement going about finding an antidote to paralysis? At the moment, it involves stem cell research, studies, and tests.
The founder of SCI Research Advancement is a man who was paralyzed himself in a motorcycle accident several years back. Since his accident, he has been trying to not only raise awareness, but money to fund his organization and make the best chance of hope for curing paralysis a reality.
“We combined not just a research contract, but combined it with a business contract so that researchers don’t just get subsidized money to do what they want whenever they want,” the founder said. “They have to follow guidelines like everyone else. To get money, they have to do what we want with results that we want.”
SCI Research Advancement makes a concerted effort to use only adult stem cells for their research and while our paralysis lawyers do not take sides in the issue of embryonic or adult stem cell usage, there is a general consensus that if this method can rebuild someone’s spinal cord, then onward and upward with progress.
The hope is that groups like this will zero in on a cure in the next ten years or so, making it possible for those living with paralysis to just simply live life.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyer. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.
What do you think: Are we narrowing in on finding a cure or are we still a while a way from finding one?
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines