Brain injury victims see gaps in recovery based on access to care

Getting involved in a serious accident can change a person’s life in a matter of moments. This may be particularly true if a person suffers a brain injury. However, as medical professionals gain a better understanding of how to treat brain injuries, accident victims are benefiting from the progress they might be able to make.

In a number of cases, brain injuries cause deficits in cognitive function, speech and language skills and motor skills. Going through advanced therapy can help individuals recover some of these abilities, but the costs of doing so can be staggering. Medical observers are beginning to notice disparities in brain injury patients’ recoveries, largely because certain patients can’t afford the necessary therapy and insurers may be unwilling to provide coverage.… Continue reading