What Are the Long-Term Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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The most important thing for someone who sustains a serious brain injury is their physical and mental recovery. Unfortunately, much like other medical conditions, the cost of care for a traumatic brain injury can be daunting and last a lifetime. If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Connecticut brain injury lawyer to learn what the long-term costs of TBI might be.

How expensive can treatment for traumatic brain injury be in the short-term?

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, in-hospital costs per traumatic brain injury patient are generally high and can range from as low as $2,130 to $401,808. While the latter number is extreme, those without insurance or with insufficient insurance can expect to pay a lot more. And this is only in the early days after head trauma. Not surprisingly, the cost of care has a linear relationship with the severity of the injury.

What might long-term treatment for traumatic brain injury cost?

The lifetime costs of a patient’s treatment for a traumatic brain injury are estimated to run from $85,000 to $3 million. There is a wealth of evidence that traumatic brain injury causes substantial morbidity, disability and mortality. In addition to all of the primary and secondary symptoms that will need to be regularly treated, the cost of traumatic brain injury may be further compounded by lost wages due to the victim being unable to work.

Whether or not the patient has medical insurance, few insurance companies will pay for the following:

  • In-home supportive care
  • Institutionalization
  • Group homes
  • Adult daycare

With each passing day, the costs of your traumatic brain injury will only increase. That is why you should strongly consider retaining the services of a highly competent Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

How can Casper & de Toledo help you?

Aside from fighting for the compensation one deserves and needs to recover from one’s injuries, an injured party’s traumatic brain injury attorney may be able to advance some costs that can be viewed as both payment of health care expenses and expenses of litigation. Generally, major medical insurance does not cover the type of comprehensive neuropsychological assessment necessary to satisfy the demands of the legal system, which might severely impact your case. Let us handle the legal work while you focus on healing. Please give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Connecticut Firm

If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s negligence, Casper & de Toledo is here to help you. While our firm has dedicated decades of experience to fighting for brain injury victims, we also handle auto accidents, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. Trust Casper & de Toledo to handle your case with the utmost competence and discretion. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned traumatic brain injury lawyers.