New Medical Advancements Could Change Personal Injury Cases

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New Medical Advancements Could Change Personal Injury Cases

Advancement in medical treatment technology may have attorneys seeking damages to completely heal their clients

A new cyborg-style implant may give paralyzed patients the opportunity to walk again. Although it may seem like science fiction, French scientists have created a thin prosthetic ribbon which would align with the spinal cord to deliver electrical impulses and drugs. The scientists were able to create the ribbon to be soft enough to wear it without any discomfort. It is also extremely bendable. The implant, called ‘e-Dura’, was given to paralyzed rats. They were able to walk again after a short few weeks of training.

For human patients the implant would last about ten years before needing to be replaced. Because of the envelope of tissue around the spine, finding a product that will not rub and cause inflammation has been difficult. E-Dura is so pliable it can be placed directly on the spine and will not break. Although primarily tested on spinal cord injuries, scientists believe it could be used in epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and for pain management.

New science fiction-like medical treatments could result in personal injury attorneys pushing for their injured clients to be completely healed. Many attorneys currently push for prostheses or other methods of treatment. This new groundbreaking implant could change the options for victims who have suffered from traumatic accidents. Although there is still a long way to go, it is something that we may see in the future.

Source: Science, Telegraph

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