Impulsive spending, poor judgement and cognitive impairments mean that brain injury finances can spiral out of control leading to financial disaster for TBI survivors. Thomas Henson and Carol Svec share legal advice and steps that families can take to protect survivors from financial ruin.
Regardless of how a brain injury occurred, you may someday face a challenge that requires legal help. These blog articles discuss compensation for injuries, planning for the future, and legal resources to ensure that every individual has the best chance for a fulfilling life. Legal issues can be complex so it is important to understand your options, rights, and choices by seeking legal advice when needed.
I have a client who is being tested at U of M hospital for post-traumatic Parkinson’s and seizures following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a truck accident after he struck his head. This case, as with Bryson’s, holds lessons for brain injury lawyers about the relationship between TBI and post-traumatic seizures. My client had what was initially classified as a very “mild” traumatic brain injury. Mild is a medical classification, and it does not mean the impairments are “mild” or that the consequences of brain injury for the accident victim are mild. And, over the past year, my own client’s condition clearly deteriorated.
In England and Wales the general attitude with regards to compensation for all personal injury claims, is that the compensation should aim to help the injured person return to the position they were in before the accident.
An injury claimant is entitled to an award for their suffering, pain, and loss of amenity which is assessed by guidelines, similar cases and their own personal circumstances. Expert evidence will be called from experts across a wide range of medical and non-medical fields to assist with this claim.
Case managers and attorneys working together can help persons with brain injury The relationship between case managers and attorneys show the benefits of using case management in a personal injury claim, such as a traumatic or acquired brain injury or some other catastrophic condition. It explains the role of case managers in hospitals, insurance companies, rehabilitation programs, and legal practice. Case managers act as liaisons, advocates, and negotiators to assist in life care planning.