An Alabama senator, Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill), has pushed for an increase in research funding for spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis.
The TJ Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Program will appropriate $400,000 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to help find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. The program will be overseen by Dr. Candace Floyd, the Interim Director of Clinical Research for the school’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Spinal cord injuries cost the state of Alabama more than $500 million every year.
Suffering a catastrophic injury that results in paralysis is unimaginably difficult. If you have suffered a devastating injury that has left you paralyzed, contact the injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160.