According to CNN, a 16-year-old victim’s life was dramatically improved after he started taking large doses of omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oil, to heal the traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained in a hit-and-run accident.
In Palm Desert, California, a 16-year-old pedestrian was violently struck near his home by a hit-and-run driver. The young man sustained a torn aorta, a TBI (including skull fractures and bleeding in his brain) and compound bone and spinal fractures. Doctors told his family that his chances of survival looked grim.
Instead of giving up, the 16-year-old’s family decided to try unconventional, untested therapies. One specific therapy was giving the teen high doses of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Fish oil is what the victim’s family believes ultimately saved his life and healed his damaged brain.
The brain’s cell wall is partly composed of omega-3 fatty acids, which is why doctors started using fish oil to restore it.
“If you have a brick wall and it gets damaged, wouldn’t you want to use bricks to repair it?” stated Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. “By supplementing using [omega-3 fatty acids] in substantial doses, you provide the foundation for the brain to repair itself.”
What Should I Do If I Have Been Seriously Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Leaving the scene of an accident after you harm an innocent person is despicable, and the injured victim is often left not knowing what to do. If you have been seriously injured by a negligent driver in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced injury attorney by your side.
For over 40 years, the lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson have fought for justice and compensation on behalf of individuals and families who suffered serious personal injuries. Contact us today so we can immediately get to work to determine who is responsible for your injuries and why.
Did You Know: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million TBIs occur in the US each year.
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