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Spinal cord research in spotlight at Purdue University

A spinal cord injury is a complex and serious ailment. Often testing - and sometimes exceeding - the bounds of medical knowledge and known treatments. The established personal injury firm of Tabor Law in Indianapolis says, "Each and every spinal cord injury requires a great deal of medical attention."

As is true with other areas in the medical realm, developments do occur in the field of SCI research, although they are seldom announced with great fanfare and promises. There is good reason for caution and exhaustive testing: Many once-touted therapies and rehabilitative protocols have fallen by the wayside. Progress has been steady, but arguably slow and often uneven.

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Good news does sometimes emerge, though, as evidenced by reports now coming out of Purdue University. Researchers there have reportedly improved upon a previously developed experimental drug with a new offering (termed in shorthand as 4-AP) that shows utility in restoring some function in select spinal cord injuries. The compound is also showing promise as a pain reliever for persons suffering from SCIs. One particularly exciting finding regarding 4-AP is that it has a much broader dosing range than its predecessor compound.

It is always empowering and hopeful when promising work done by dedicated SCI researchers can be spotlighted. The research currently being pursued at Purdue will hopefully pay material dividends down the road.

It is a privileged task of knowledgeable and empathetic personal injury attorneys to be able to diligently represent SCI victims and their families. The challenges faced in the wake of third-party negligence that causes such devastating injuries are serious and often enduring. We know that intimately at Tabor Law, which is why we take a "big picture" approach in our advocacy and pursue truly meaningful legal remedies marked by maximum recoveries.

We welcome contacts to the firm to discuss our passionate advocacy on behalf of the individuals and families who rely upon our professional help.

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