When people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Georgia car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or other types of events, they will most likely have some sort of lifelong disabilities and will need constant care. For this reason, many people with traumatic brain injuries are often sent to live in nursing home facilities; however, these types of facilities, equipped for geriatric care, are typically not designed to care for individuals with a TBI.
According to the U.S. Medicare and Medicaid statistics, about 244,000 people with brain injuries are sent to nursing homes rather than brain injury rehabilitation centers. Sadly, many of these brain-injured persons need specialized therapies and personalized attention that they often do not receive at nursing homes. In fact, nursing homes often neglect patients that have brain injuries, as they are generally not equipped to provide therapeutic care and specialized therapies.
In comparison, brain injury centers typically provide patients with speech, physical, and aquatic therapy. Additionally, a brain-injured person will often be seen by a neuropsychologist, physician, pharmacist, and dietitian. Unfortunately, nursing homes cannot match this type of care; however, people often end up there due to financial reasons.
Centers that provide sufficient care for brain injury victims generally charge hundreds of dollars a day. Sadly, most people cannot afford to pay for themselves or their loved ones to live in brain injury rehabilitation centers, and insurance often doesn’t cover it or only funds this type of care up to a limit.
For this reason, it is critical that victims of Georgia brain injuries hire the right lawyer to handle their personal injury claim. Attorneys who have experience representing brain-injured persons won’t hesitate to take your case to trial so that you receive adequate compensation.
In order to get enough compensation so that you or your loved one can have quality care for life, you need to speak with Georgia brain injury lawyer Shane Smith at 770.487.8999 for a free case consultation today.