Rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy can make a big difference in a brain injury victim’s recovery. However, these therapies are not always covered by insurance, and they are often expensive.
How a Legal Case Can Help
You, understandably, want to get your spouse the best possible care and help your spouse recover to the maximum extent possible. Physical therapy may help your spouse with mobility issues, occupational therapy may help with independent living skills, and speech and language therapy may help with communication skills after a brain injury.
If someone else’s negligence caused your spouse's brain injury, your spouse may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. The potential recovery in that lawsuit includes compensation for past, current, and future rehabilitation therapies.
To get a full and fair recovery for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, you will need to prove the costs and expected future costs of these services. The defendant, or the defendant’s insurance company, will not take your word for it. Instead, you will need to provide evidence, such as:
- Bills for therapies already received
- Expert testimony from the doctor, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech and language pathologist about the expected long term need for therapy and the continued benefits of therapy
Our experienced staff nurse and brain injury lawyers can review your partner’s case and advise you on how to protect your spouse’s rights. We will fight for your spouse’s fair recovery of damages, including all of your spouse’s rehabilitation therapy costs. If any medical providers have subrogation claims for past services provided, then our legal team will make sure that those providers are paid fairly and that your recovery is protected.
Have You Suffered A Brain Injury?
If you've suffered a brain injury you need to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.