London Law Firms Donate $130,000 to Concussion Research at Robarts Research Institute

Early last month, representatives from several London-based law firms came together to present a cheque for $130,000 to the Robarts Research Institute at Western University. The joint donation was made by Harrison Pensa LLP, Beckett Lawyers, Legate & Associates, Lerners LLP, McKenzie Lake Law, Siskinds LLP and Wallace Smith Lawyers. The cheque was given to help fund interdisciplinary concussion research being carried out by Robarts scientist and researcher Dr. Arthur Brown and his team.

Dr. Brown’s research takes a three-pronged approach to understanding concussions. It studies inflammatory responses,

neuroplasticity and forms of dementia that may be linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The findings of this research will help medical professionals better understand, diagnose and treat concussion injuries. This will also help personal injury lawyers to better represent clients who are victims of this kind of traumatic brain injury.

“While we compete with one another in business, we have all seen the long-lasting and life altering effects that concussion injuries have on people of all ages,” said David Williams, Partner at Harrison Pensa LLP on working together with local personal injury law firms on this donation. “As personal injury lawyers, we recognize the importance of working together to fund concussion research in our community.”

Representatives from all contributing firms were in attendance to present the cheque and all parties were happy to have the opportunity to come together to support a worthwhile cause.

Harrison Pensa LLP is pleased to support this locally driven initiative, and looks forward to following the valuable results that this important research will uncover.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have a facility like the Robarts Institute of Research right here in London, Ontario, working towards improving the lives of those who are impacted by concussion injuries.”

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