Two major Michigan hospitals have joined a nationwide study of closed-head traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the hopes of finding better ways to diagnose and treat these often disabling or life-threatening conditions, according to a recent article at MLive.com.
Both St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo have joined the study, which will examine whether doses of the hormone progesterone decrease swelling after traumatic brain injuries. If the hormone proves to be effective, it may greatly improve the chances of survival and recovery after a TBI-causing accident, according to researchers.
Progesterone is a hormone that naturally occurs in the human brain, where it is produced by the brain’s glial cells. Since progesterone plays a role in regulating the menstrual cycle, it’s usually present in larger amounts in women than in men, but bodies of both sexes produce the hormone.
Currently, no medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the specific type of brain swelling that occurs after a TBI. If progesterone shows efficacy in treating this type of swelling, the FDA may approve its use in TBI treatments – a significant step forward for TBI patients, say researchers.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur in any type of accident, and even a mild TBI can cause long-term impairment. If you’ve suffered a head injury, call the dedicated personal injury lawyers in Southfield at Lipton Law today. Our number is (248) 557-1688 – call us for a free and confidential consultation.
For many years of her life, a female Detroit resident worked for an automotive company. After an accident at work left her totally disabled, however, she began to re-think what it meant to “work” and wanted to find ways she can still help her community, even if the full-time daily grind is no longer an option for her.
The woman suffered a workplace accident several years ago when the bushing of an automatic door she was walking through fell on her. She suffered severe nerve damage and other symptoms that caused pain, sleeplessness, memory and thinking problems, and other disabilities. She needed nearly three years to learn to live in a way that kept her injuries from preventing her from doing anything at all.
Now, several years after the accident, she is still unable to hold a full-time job due to her serious injuries. However, they haven’t stopped her from donating her time and vision to “We Want Green, Too,” an organization she founded that focuses on transforming Detroit communities in the wake of some of the worst unemployment and economic losses in the nation. The organization focuses on creating a sustainable Detroit by educating people and training them in “green” building practices, including restoration of some of the city’s aging housing stock.
Serious injuries can seriously change the course of your life. Getting the compensation you need to recover gives you the best possible chance of reclaiming your life after an accident and moving forward with the resources you still have. At Lipton Law, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping accident survivors get the compensation they need. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, call the personal injury lawyers in Southfield today at (248) 557-1688 to discuss your legal rights and options. The call is free and confidential.