Researchers Wonder: Have We Been Getting Nerve Damage in Brain Injuries Wrong All Along?

A research laboratory has recently published an article about the way nerve damage works in brain injuries and this article has brought into question the way these injuries have always been treated. Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about what has been uncovered. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a personal injury accident and want a free legal consultation please contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.

The Old Hypothesis

It has long been believed that when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, it is the skull that damages nerves. Unlike other bodily tissues, nerves do not regenerate, which doctors have assumed was the cause of motor and sensory symptoms their brain injury patients often experience. However, this research shows that it may not be the trauma at all that is causing the injury – but damage to the blood vessels that bring the neurons oxygen and nutrients.

Why is This Finding So Important?

If this is proven, it could change the way every brain injury is treated. It could change the way drugs are developed and which treatments are used. It could change the way people are treated after they have suffered any injury to the brain, no matter how large or how small.

A Closer Look at How the Study Was Designed

New York scientists did a study on post-mortem brain tissue using a special imaging technique that analyzes neurological tissue. This technique offers a different view than past techniques – namely MRIs – which gave the researchers a literal new look into what is happening with brain tissue itself during these injuries. When combined with MRI scans, new info has been very interesting.

Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury? Has a Loved One?

If you have already suffered a traumatic brain injury, or a loved one has, then this study may not help you as it likely only affects what happens in the few hours after a brain injury. However, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker may be able to help you. We can assess your accident to determine if you have legal rights to recover compensation for your injury.

Call us at 800-333-0000 if you would like to request a free legal consultation. We will consider your case, determine what your options are, and give you an honest opinion on how to proceed. Call now and we can get started right away.