Without a Life Care Plan, Injured Accident Victims May Fall Short
11/25/2013 // LifeCare123 (Press Release) // Life Care Solutions Group // (press release)
Life care plans that are designed to help those who have been seriously injured in an accident can be essential to their path to recovery. Many are unaware of the availability of experts that can help them achieve more independence through a well-developed plan of this type. It is recommended for helping individuals move forward after sustaining a long-term injury such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a car wreck or other serious accident type.
What are the Potential Effects of TBI?
“TBI can cause a wide range of functional short- or long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions.
• Thinking (i.e., memory and reasoning);
• Sensation (i.e., touch, taste, and smell);
• Language (i.e., communication, expression, and understanding); and
• Emotion (i.e., depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness)”
For more information about TBI, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/outcomes.html
According to the Life Care Solutions Group, individuals who are in the dark about the value of a comprehensive life care plan may fall short in the event that they seek compensation from those responsible for their injury.
Life care plans are multipurpose tools for:
• Providing an assessment of future medical needs
• Providing an assessment of available resources for injured persons
• Promoting the highest quality of life possible for injured persons
• Providing recommendations that are disability-sensitive
• Helping prevent complications in moving forward after an injury
• Helping to ease the burden of one’s condition
Without a life care plan to help ensure that the aforementioned goals are met, individuals may be faced with unwarranted challenges to pursuing legal compensation. Developing a professional plan entails the enlistment of experts to provide accurate assessments of what one’s medical issues are and what will be needed for their recovery long-term.
A Life Care Planner and Economist’s Perspective on Catastrophic Injury: Developing and Valuing a Life Care Plan for Litigation
“When a Life Care Plan (LCP) is needed for litigation, it is usually because someone has become severely to catastrophically disabled as a result of an alleged harmful act of another. If a LCP is developed for litigation, there are normally two experts involved in the process, a life care planner (henceforth, planner) to develop the plan, and an economic expert (henceforth, valuator) to project the value of the costs over time and determine the plan’s lump sum present value.”
For more information about life care plan development, please visit http://robertmale.com/articles/ABDAarticle.pdf
With the inclusion of expert evaluations to give weight to these cases, injury claims are given added credibility, which can lead to an assurance that settlement terms will be more fair in accordance with one’s medical needs.
For some who do receive settlements, but are not equipped with a quality life care plan, they may have trouble allocating resources in such a way that all of their needs are taken care of long-term. They may run into serious problems down the road with obtaining needed medical care.
The Life Care Solutions Group is available to help injured accident victims obtain a quality care assessment for moving forward while dealing with their condition and avoid unmerited challenges in the long-term. Individuals who have been seriously injured in an accident can contact the group today for a free case review.
Address: 201 Spear Street Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105
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