How Can I Afford the Expensive Rehabilitation Treatment That My Spouse’s Brain Injury Requires?

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Traumatic brain injuries are life-altering in many ways. Not only do patients now have to deal with what may seem like never-ending medical appointments, physical limitations as well as mental and emotional barriers, but they have to figure out how to pay for it all.  Getting the money for treatment and rehabilitation may seem like a longshot. What do people who suffer these injuries do to pay for all that goes along with dealing with it? With a little bit of digging, there are things you can do to get the help you need.

Diagnosis-Based Financial Resources

Once you learned of your spouse’s diagnosis, your thoughts may have immediately gone to making the payments necessary to give them the best shot at a full recovery. While in the doctor’s office or hospital, you may have received literature or seen flyers on diagnosis-based assistance. These are companies, organizations and even hospitals that either offer services at a reduced rate or help pay for the treatment one with a traumatic brain injury requires. Sometimes there may be a “catch” such as the results of the treatment may be published as part of a study on the helpfulness of specific regimes in helping people with these types of injuries. Since the brain is still shrouded in mystery, many research-based companies are willing to spend millions of dollars trying to unlock the keys to helping it heal. If you did not get any guidance for applying for diagnosis-based financial assistance, go back to the hospital and speak with a social worker for additional support.

Filing a Lawsuit

Traumatic brain injuries don’t just happen – an event must occur to cause them. Some of these events may include liability or blame on a person or entity. Some of the common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Car or truck accidents
  • A violent incident such as a gunshot to the head or blow to the head
  • Falls
  • Explosions (military combat or bomb)

Since these incidents are typically caused by someone else making your spouse the victim, there may be a way to get money from those responsible. A brain injury lawyer may be able to recover damages to help reimburse you for the money spent on medical care. An attorney may also be able to get you access to medical and rehabilitation treatment during the lawsuit.

Retaining a brain injury lawyer is one of the first things you should do to ensure your spouse gets the help needed to recover. Also, check with the attorney and the hospital staff about assistance set aside for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

Source: Canoga Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Barry P. Goldberg

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