Latest Spinal Cord Injury News

 

Read the latest news and developments concerning Spinal Cord Injury and the legal world below.

Press Release: New ABS set to revolutionise legal services to spinal cord injured people

Aspire Law, a new legal firm, with an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) has formally launched and will provide a specialist service to people with spinal cord injury.

The firm, which has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, has been created through a partnership between Aspire, a national spinal injury charity, and Moore Blatch, a firm renowned for its personal injury work.

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Paralysed man walks again

Darek Fidyka, a polish fireman was paralysed 4 years ago when his ex-wife's husband attacked him with a knife and severed his spinal cord.

Darek has been involved in a pioneering scientific experiment which involves taking cells from his nasal passage and transplanting them into the break in his spinal cord. The results were made public yesterday, and although this project is still in its early stages, the initial results are very encouraging and provide room for cautious optimism within the spinal cord injured community.

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Returning to work after Spinal Cord Injury

Returning to work after a spinal cord injury is for some people, just not possible. For those that do want to return to work, sometimes the hurdles are difficult to overcome. Employers are often not always keen to facilitate a return to work for their employees and are not aware of their obligations under the law.

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