Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa - personal injury

Call 24/7

Free Case Review
Español

Office locations in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie

Call 24/7 561-810-1215
Free Case Review

Office locations in West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie

  1. Home
  2.  | 
  3. Social Security Disability
  4.  | Doctors report promising results from treating MS with stem cells

Doctors report promising results from treating MS with stem cells

Multiple sclerosis, like other common types of disabling conditions, is often difficult to treat. This type of illness affects each person differently, and depending on the type of condition and symptoms a person has, it can be a significant challenge to identify effective and safe treatments.

From time to time, however, ongoing research and testing yields interesting results and promising new therapies. Recently, for instance, a study into stem cell transplants resulted in “game-changing” results that could advance treatment options.

Relapsing remitting MS

The study involved 102 participants with relapsing remitting MS, a form that alternates between periods of relapse and remission of symptoms.

About half the participants went through an aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and the transplant of healthy stem cells unaffected by MS. After one year, just one person in this group relapsed, while 39 in the group who received drug treatments relapsed. Three years later, the results showed that the stem cell transplant failed in 6 percent of participants, while the drug treatment failed in 60 percent of participants.

‘Game-changing’ results

Doctors have called these results “game-changing” in terms of treating this type of MS, though the results are preliminary and more research is needed. Like other aggressive and experimental treatment programs, this one is not without its flaws. According to reports, an earlier trial led to the deaths of eight participants.

Finding the right treatment

It is not easy to treat disabling illnesses like MS that do not have a cure. Treatment involves some amount of trial and error, and this can impact a person’s life just as much as the illness itself. Sufferers can struggle physically, emotionally and financially.

It is crucial to stay focused on recovery and prioritize treatment, but that can be difficult to do when there are financial limitations. Because of this, people with disabling conditions should examine their options for financial aid, including Social Security Disability benefits, to ensure that they are able to pursue the medical care they need.

Icon Testimonials Client Testimonials

I was injured at work directly due to poor management decisions. I worked as a lifeguard and a child that was in the care of the day care facility on the campus ran away. He was in immediate danger. I…
SHONA M.
I have recommended Jonathan Levy and his law firm to my friends and one of them became his client. I am truly grateful for everything Jonathan Levy and his team have done on my behalf. He is truly a wonderful attorney.
Faithe C.

Much to my surprise not only did they win my lawsuit but I ended up getting 3 times the original amount I was expecting to get! I could not have been more pleased with the staff and the outcome.
Allison M.

If it wasn’t for your help, I know I wouldn’t have been able to win my case. I know that it was far away for you to come to Miami but your professionalism was outstanding. I will always recommend you.
Maria W.

You might say you were even just doing your job, however, I think it’s essential that you realize how fortunate I am to have such a trusted esteemed attorney in my corner, blessed really.
Anonymous

See All Testimonials  

Archives

Video: Are Punitive Damages Available In A Florida Auto Accident Case?

Icon Case

CASE RESULTS

See All Case Results  
FindLaw Network