What are the services for brain injury victims in Connecticut?

Monday November 3, 2014

Traumatic brain injuries refer to any injury caused to the brain due to an accident, bump or hit. Congenital injuries or brain impairments are not included in the definition. Traumatic brain injury for the purpose of establishing a personal injury lawsuit must be an acquired brain injury, according to Connecticut law.

Acquired brain injury, which is distinguished from congenital brain impairment, occurs after birth due to external factors. Car accidents and sports-related head injuries are some of the leading causes of brain injuries. Such external head injuries can often lead to an adverse effect on the brain.

The brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body. A traumatic brain injury can lead to major dysfunction of the central nervous system. Such injuries and dysfunction can leave a person permanently or temporarily impaired. Brain injuries can even be fatal at times. In most cases, traumatic brain injury patients have to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. Additionally, brain injuries can disable a person, which may lead to psychological trauma as well as unemployment.

With the help of an attorney, the brain-injury victim or the victim’s family may be able to make a case for traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death, depending on the circumstances of the situation. Brain injury victims may also be entitled to services from the Connecticut Mental Health Department.

There are a few eligibility criteria, under Connecticut law, to qualify for special services in a traumatic brain injury case. First, the brain injury must be an acquired brain injury and not a congenital one. Second, the brain injury victim must be over the age of 18 years. Also, the services offered must be accepted voluntarily.

Victims or their family members should look into all of their legal options for help and compensation following the a traumatic brain injury.

Source: CT.gov, “Acquired brain injury services”, Accessed on Oct. 20, 2014

Get in Touch

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer today.

News & insights
Excavation or trenching is extra dangerous in spring weather
Insights

Excavation or trenching is extra dangerous in spring weather

24

February
2022

What are my chances of being injured in a fall on snow or ice?
Insights

What are my chances of being injured in a fall on snow or ice?

19

January
2022

Seat Belts in School Buses: Are They Safer?
Articles

Seat Belts in School Buses: Are They Safer?

14

January
2022

5 tips to winterize your vehicle for safer snow driving
Insights

5 tips to winterize your vehicle for safer snow driving

18

November
2021

Who is responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks?
Insights

Who is responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks?

15

November
2021

Tougher distracted driving penalties proposed for Connecticut
Articles

Tougher distracted driving penalties proposed for Connecticut

10

October
2021

These are the most dangerous roads in Connecticut in 2021
Insights

These are the most dangerous roads in Connecticut in 2021

22

September
2021

Pedestrian accidents: Deadlier than ever?
Insights

Pedestrian accidents: Deadlier than ever?

18

August
2021

Injuries children commonly suffer in automobile accidents
Insights

Injuries children commonly suffer in automobile accidents

10

August
2021

4 tips for drivers to better share the roads with motorcyclists
Insights

4 tips for drivers to better share the roads with motorcyclists

6

August
2021