A personal injury that results in the loss or paralysis of a limb is one of the most profound injuries a person can suffer. But there is good news. Bioengineers is making strides in developing technologies that help replace abilities victims have lost. The USA Today has reported that a monthlong experiment at the University of Pittsburgh ended with a quadriplegic man controlling a robotic arm with his mind. He was able to give a high-five and rub his girlfriend’s hand with the robotic arm just by thinking it. The man’s emotions surged afterward. “I don’t have one single word to give you what I felt at that moment,” he told the newspaper.
This is truly a remarkable step forward to helping raise the quality of life for, and giving freedom to, people who suffer debilitating injuries. The experienced attorneys with our personal injury law firm have represented many clients who have suffered amputations from accidents at the workplace, accidents in railroad yards and accidents that involve paralyzing injuries.
The mission of our personal injury lawyers is to gather the evidence and work with the necessary witnesses to maximize the compensation that the law allows someone who suffers from a disabling amputation injury to a leg or arm or other body part.
About the Editors: The Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm, which has offices in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC), edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as pro bono services.
Rick Shapiro has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims. His success in and out of the court room is a big reason why he was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers publication (Norfolk, VA area), and he has been named a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” by those peer reviewed organizations for many years.