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Once-promising brain injury therapy called a ‘failure’

They say that no scientific experiment is a failure, because even when the results are different than expected, we have gained collective knowledge. When an experimental medical treatment turns out to be ineffective, it can be frustrating, for the millions of people who might benefit. Two new studies, including one funded by the National Institutes of Health, concluded that giving progesterone, a female sex hormone, to people who come to the hospital with a brain injury is not effective. It had been thought that this type of hormone therapy could improve long-term recovery for victims, and even prevent disability. The…

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Walkup Law Firm Obtains $38.6 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger is pleased to announce that on Friday May 17, 2013, Conor M. Kelly obtained a $38.6 million verdict ($12.3 million present cash value) in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of a disabled nineteen-year-old man who sustained incomplete tetraplegia as a result of the failure to diagnose and treat an evolving ischemic stroke. On the evening of July 31, 2010, the plaintiff Kody Myrick was herding cattle on a ranch with his father, when he suddenly slumped over and had difficulty speaking. His father immediately drove him to the emergency room at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital…

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