As a Personal Injury Law Firm in the Sacramento area, it is always wonderful to read about stories of survivors of accidents and injuries. We know that a spinal cord injury is one of the hardest to deal with and learn to readjust. I read a story in the news today about a man who suffered from a spinal cord injury in a car crash five years ago. Today, he is learning to get around on his own and the injury has become the basis behind his work.
The man’s name is Brandon Ingram. He was in a car crash in which the driver of the other vehicle rear-ended him on the freeway. Crashing through his windshield, Brandon broke ribs, fracture a lung, and was paralyzed from the waist down. At the time of the accident he was 22 years old.
He began using a device called the Andara Oscillating Field Stimulator that helps regenerate damaged nerve fibers and restore some body functions. Brandon is one of 13 people to test the new machine.
The trials have proven to be quite extraordinary. The article states that “quadriplegics regained the use of their hands; paralyzed patients could feel their feet again”. An amazing accomplishment, however, the device does have some drawbacks and will have to continue undergoing testing. One drawback is that it is quite expensive, about $40,000 to $50,000 and it needs to be used within days of the injury.
Brandon is very optimistic about it. He has regained some functions and can walk using braces and his upper body. He currently works at a cable TV company and does motivational speaking.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and have suffered a spinal cord injury, please give us a call at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins.
Until we meet again…
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