Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers supports local concussion research

February 23, 2018

Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers supports local concussion research

Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to be among seven London law firms that jointly contributed a total of $130,000 to support concussion research at Robarts Research Institute.


Robarts scientist and concussion researcher Arthur Brown, PhD says, “The research that this donation makes possible will serve as a foundation for a series of questions and studies. The support will reverberate for years to come.”


Concussions are medically classified as a “mild traumatic brain injury,” however, “mild” is simply the classification — not the word that describes the effect on someone’s life. Concussions can not only cause physical and cognitive impairments, but emotional impairments as well.


Because MRI or CT scans are often “normal,” combined with the fact that symptoms aren’t always immediate, more research is needed to better understand concussions and potential therapeutic interventions. Researchers at Robarts look at inflammatory responses, neuroplasticity, and forms of dementia linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).


Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Scientific and Executive Director at Robarts, says that the donation from London law firms “helps drive a city-wide focus on interdisciplinary concussion research.”


As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand the lasting effects a concussion can have on someone’s life. We’re proud to support a local London institute and look forward to the research Robarts will conduct to better understand this issue to help those affected.


To learn more about the important work on concussion research done at Robarts, visit their website.


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