Traumatic brain injury victims find little community support | Bart Durham Injury Law

Traumatic brain injury victims find little community support


In a recent post, this blog explained that there is no one-size-fits-all cure for brain injuries. Instead, as the blog post explained, the treatment often depends on the exact injury and how severe it was. In many cases, extensive rehabilitation is necessary for victims of traumatic brain injuries to relearn everyday skills.

While people may believe that there are community and social programs available in Tennessee to help TBI victims, there are not. In fact, according to recent reports, TennCare Choices -- the state run program for seniors and the disabled -- does not classify TBI as a disability. Therefore, it is more difficult for people who are recovering from or living with a TBI to qualify for state help. This means that many TBI victims are left needing a way to pay for the rehabilitation and other services they need on a daily basis.

There are people fighting to change the current laws. These people want the state to add TBI to the list of disabilities covered by TennCare Choices. They are also lobbying for a Medicare Waiver which would allocate money to support people who are living with brain injuries. However, until the state takes action, many people must find money for their treatment on their own.

If a TBI was caused by the negligence of another, a person may be able to bring a personal injury suit against a negligent party. Through this suit, the victim and the person's family can get the financial compensation they need to pay for the devastating injuries. Through the suit, people can ensure that they have access to the rehabilitation services they need to get back to as normal a life as possible.

Source: WCYB, "Brain injury survivors struggle to get help in Tennessee," Samantha Kozsey, Dec. 2, 2014

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