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New Treatment for TBI and Spinal Cord Injury on the Horizon

by on February 11, 2015

Researchers at the University of Virginia have recently made a discovery that could lead the way to newer or better treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a spinal cord injury. They have detected a previously unknown immune response that takes place in the body after an injury to the nervous system. In response to injury, the immune system produces a molecule called interleukin 4, which protects nerve cells and encourages their regeneration. This new insight may pave the way for productive interventions that would mitigate or prevent long term effects of the injury.

Although this discovery may point to good news for those who have suffered a TBI or spinal cord injury in the future, individuals currently suffering from such injuries still have many pressing issues to contend with, including overwhelming medical and rehabilitation expenses, challenges associated with adjusting to life with a serious injury, and many personal and lifestyle alterations that have been forced upon them.

If you are an Arizona resident who has suffered aTBI or spinal cord injury for which another party is at fault, it’s in your best interest to consult with a Phoenix spinal cord lawyer. Attorneys at Wattel & York believe that you deserve the highest quality representation in such cases to make sure that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.

Causes of spinal cord injuries

There are many ways in which someone could sustain a spinal cord injury as the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior. Consider the following scenarios:

  • A car accident in which another driver’s alcohol consumption or speeding results in your injury.
  • An accident that takes place in an environment characterized by slip and fall hazards
  • An assault or other violent confrontation that results in injury.
  • Medical malpractice that results in spinal cord trauma

Perhaps you sustained your injury as the result of such a situation. Or, perhaps, other factors were involved. But if you believe that your condition would not have occurred had it not been for another’s actions or negligence, you may have a viable claim for damages. Wattel & York lawyers have helped thousands of clients recover jury verdicts and settlements to compensate for their injuries.

Legal compensation for spinal cord injury or TBI victims

When personal injury is the result of malpractice, negligence or hazardous conditions,victims may be entitled to compensation for the following losses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Spinal cord injury lawyers in Phoenix, AZ

If you were not at fault for the accident, you should not be responsible for shouldering the financial burden of a traumatic injury.Please contact the offices of Wattel & York at 1-877-225-5562 for a free and confidential review of your case. The meeting will provide answers to any questions you may have about injury-related litigation and is offered with no obligation to you.


1. Science Daily, Major discovery on spinal injury reveals unknown immune response
2.The Journal of Clinical Investigation, New treatment for TBI and spinal cord injuries

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