Spinal Cord Accident

Getting the Help You Need After a Spinal Cord Injury

Posted: 01/16/2015

We are able to control our body’s functions by sending electrical impulses between the brain and other parts of our body through a series of nerves and tissues that run through our spinal cord. When a spinal cord injury occurs though, these connections can be severed, which can cause the victim to lose mobility and some senses.

Luckily, there are several new treatments being developed for those who suffer a spinal cord injury. Read more »

Advancements Made In New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Posted: 06/18/2014

It’s no secret that a spinal cord injury can have a serious impact on a victim’s mobility and function. Luckily, advancements are currently being made in the treatment of such injuries.

An article released by Becker’s Spine Review explained how a team of researchers is using stem cells to help patients who have severed their spinal cord recover from their injuries. Dr. Armin Curt, MD, stated that his team has been examining the effects of directly transplanting stem cells into the spinal cords of injury victims, while also using an immunosuppressive treatment. Read more »

New Study Shows Promise In Improved Treatments For Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Posted: 01/08/2014

Spinal cord injuries occur when trauma severs the bundle of nerves running along the bones in an individual’s back. Such an accident can result in serious damage, including loss of function and sensation in the limbs and body. The Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out a new study shows use of Schwann cells can help regenerate damaged nerve axons, thus improving mobility and bodily function in spinal cord injury victims. Read more »

FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Spinal Cord Injuries Associated With Anticoagulant Drugs

Posted: 11/06/2013

November 6, 2013

While there are numerous causes to both spinal cord injuries and drug injuries, the two have rarely been associated with one another, until now. The Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a set of safety warnings regarding the use of anticoagulant medications and the risk of spinal bleeding and paralysis.

According to an FDA Press Release, taking anticoagulant medications, such as enoxaparin, can result in complications like spinal column bleeding, if a spinal catheter is removed too soon after taking the medication. Read more »

Young Man From Indiana Recovering After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted: 02/06/2013

February 6, 2013

A young man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, may never walk again as the result of a spinal cord injury he suffered while skiing in December. WISHTV News discussed what the victim’s road to recovery has been like and what the future may hold for him.

The victim’s mother explains that on Christmas Eve, the young man rode the ski lift up the mountain alone and never returned. Search parties were deployed and discovered the young man a short time later. Read more »

Low Water Levels Contributing To Increase In Indiana Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted: 08/08/2012

August 8, 2012

Swimming is a fun and relaxing way to cool off during the dog days of summer, but it is important to be aware of the dangers that lurk just beneath the surface. According to INC Now News, emergency rooms across Indiana are seeing an increase in the number of spinal cord injuries as well as neck injuries associated with shallow diving.

An Indiana spinal cord injury can occur when one or more of a person’s vertebrae are broken, compressed, or dislocated. Read more »

Helmets Save the Lives of Indiana Bikers

Posted: 02/01/2012

February 1, 2012

While riding a motorcycle or moped can be an effective and efficient way of getting around town, they do present a greater risk of injury to the rider in the event of an accident.

Take for instance the case reported by WTHITV 10 News yesterday of a moped rider left in critical condition after crashing into a vehicle without a helmet on. The crash happened at around 4:00 Monday afternoon at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and US-41 when the 49-year-old male moped driver collided with the rear end of a sedan. Read more »

Free Cab Rides Home Thanksgiving Eve In Terre Haute

Posted: 11/23/2011

November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve is a night most people arrive to holiday destinations to visit and eat with friends and family the next day. Since most people don’t have to work the following day, the excitement of the upcoming holiday can often lead to heavy drinking. That is why, according to the Tribune-Star, the local Terre Haute, Indiana, law firm Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, & Newlin are offering free cab rides home for anyone who may have had too much to drink. Read more »

Two Injured When Car Strikes Moped

Posted: 07/20/2011

July 20, 2011

An accident in which a car struck a moped occurred last Saturday night, sending two people to the hospital and another to jail. The Terre Haute Tribune Star reported the accident occurred around 10:30 PM on US 40. The driver of the Buick Skylark involved in the crash stated that a driver in front of him made a sudden lane change, causing him to swerve to avoid a collision with that vehicle, instead striking the rear of the moped. Read more »

Decatur accident victims deal with death and spinal cord injuries

Posted: 03/25/2008

March 25, 2008

Two survivors from a Decatur auto accident deal with the loss of loved ones and a slow recovery from spinal cord injuries. The two women were involved in a drunk driving accident involving two cars and a motorcycle. According to the Decatur Herald & Review, the suspected drunk driver and the survivors’ husband and friend, were both killed in the accident.

Both women also suffered severe head trauma along with Decatur spinal cord injuries as a result of the Illinois car accident. Read more »