Traumatic Brain Injury Study Addresses Barriers To Care

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

More than 93,000 Floridians suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. In the past many victims have encountered difficulty getting the care they need for TBI. The Florida Department of Health, in cooperation with the Brain Injury Association of Florida and the WellFlorida Council, conducted a study to identify the obstacles to care of TBI, including lack of access to specialized services, rehabilitation, therapy, and lack of coordination among services. The Florida Department of Health’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program is using this study to develop a plan that addresses these barriers to proper care of TBI.

 

Brain injury can result from all types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, injuries from defective products, construction site accidents, and fall accidents. Given the limited public services available for TBI victims, it is important for them and their families to explore the legal liability of others who may be wholly or partly responsible for their injuries and losses.

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