After a traumatic brain injury, damaged regions of the brain send a distress signal of inflammation. Even in mild brain injuries, it can be difficult to turn the inflammation signal off. Often, damaged regions will remain inflamed for months after the injury occurred. According to CNN, omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can help remove the inflammation and expedite recovery. Recently, a 16-year-old was struck by a hit-and-run driver, which left him with skull fractures, brain bleeding, traumatic brain injury and a torn aorta.
The victim’s family tried everything they could to bring their son out of the coma induced by the accident. Nothing seemed to be working until the family got in touch with an omega-3 expert who used fish oil to treat traumatic brain injury once in 2006. Fish oil worked because part of a brain cell wall is composed of omega-3, and the chemical needed to turn off the inflammation signal is a metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which fish oil contains. Consequently, as the fish oil gets broken down, inflamed cells recognize the EPA as a signal to cease inflammation. The 16-year-old victim has woken from his coma and is on the road to recovery.
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The battle is never over with traumatic brain injuries, because now the family must work tirelessly to support the medical and therapeutic needs of the victim. There is no reason why a family should suffer through that on their own. If you have a family member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the Metier Law Firm, LLC’s Brain Lawyer™ legal and investigative services can connect you to top quality medical professionals. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers will go above and beyond in the courtroom to secure the maximum compensation that your family needs to take care of the victim without sacrificing your own financial stability. For more information, contact us today at (866) 377-3800.
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