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All Posts in Category: back and spinal injury


Could Robots Be the Answer for Spinal Cord Injury Victims?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 19 Aug, 2016

A group conducting research in Brazil has made a promising discovery: Victims of spinal cord injury can possible regain some movement after undergoing brain training while interacting with robots. The results provide promising information that could eventually be used to assist spinal cord injury patients around the world.

As reported in Scientific Reports, eight people experiencing paralysis took part in the study. While no patient regained enough sensation or mobility to stand on their own two legs, they did have some partial healing that could greatly impact their quality of life. … Read More


School Mascot Injures Fan

Posted by Mary Lightman on 19 Nov, 2015

downloadSchool spirit at football games can be infections and exciting. But sometimes things can get out of hand and someone could get hurt in the heat of the moment. That is what happened at a recent game at Arizona State University. An official from suburban Phoenix has filed a lawsuit against Arizona State University, saying that ASU’s mascot, Sparky, seriously injured his back when the costumed character playfully leaped on him at a football game just two months after he had surgery.

The suit was filed by Tempe City Councilman David Schapira regarding an incident that happened on September 18th.… Read More


Injured Seaman Sues and Sparks Discussion

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 27 Jan, 2011

A man working on a vessel owned by the Ensco Offshore Co. has filed a lawsuit against the company after being injured on the job. Allegedly, a pallet that was being lifted fell on him while aboard the Ensco 82. The man, a Mississippi resident, suffered head and spinal injuries.

The original petition claims the Ensco Offshore Co. were negligent in the accident and that the vessel was not seaworthy at the time of the incident. In addition to the physical injuries incurred by the plaintiff there is a claim he has experienced mental anguish and a loss of wages. In total, the lawsuit seeks to claim $75,000… Read More