Congress Stepping Into The Ongoing Fight Against Traumatic Brain Injury
Over the last several years, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a much more visible health crisis. TBI first became part of the public consciousness when it was revealed that many pro athletes had significant brain damage from ongoing impacts to the head.
In the years since then, physicians have come to have a better understanding of the risks of TBI. For example, it is now known that young children playing certain sports are at an enhanced risk. However, a systematic response to TBI has not been on the horizon.
That is all beginning to change, however, as it seems that the first steps toward a coordinated response to TBI issues are now being taken. Breaking news on the matter provides many new reasons to be optimistic about the future of TBI treatment.
Bipartisan Support For Brain Injury Victim Help Comes From The Most Unexpected Of Places
On November 13, Congress stepped into the fight against TBI for the first time. In a loud and clear voice, supported by both Democrats and Republicans, the House of Representatives passed a new act that provides for a cohesive approach to TBI.
Among other things, the act’s provisions include:
- New ways to help people with TBI, their families, and caregivers on the long term.
- More resources for states to deliver necessary services to people suffering from TBI.
- More research into TBI diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation at all levels of the U.S.
Perhaps most significantly, the new laws authorize the states to provide grant money to research-focused organizations that are doing work in the areas of TBI evaluation and recovery. This will mean that universities around the country have the financial backing to expand research.
Likewise, healthcare organizations will also have the opportunity to bid on research funds that may lead to the development of additional diagnostic tools, medications, and therapies that can improve the quality of life for people with TBI.
All of these things will obviously take some time, however, and people who have sustained TBI as the result of an accident or injury need help right away. That’s why the team at Get Me Justice has worked so hard to develop unique insights into TBI legal cases.
No other law firm in the state of Florida provides TBI sufferers and their families with the same level of comprehensive and empathetic assistance that we do here at Get Me Justice. We have handled more accident cases resulting in TBI than virtually any comparable law firm.
Don’t Wait For National Programs To Move Forward -- Protect Your Rights, Right Now
The fact that the U.S. legislature is moving forward on traumatic brain injury issues is a deeply heartening thing for victims and their families. However, significant change may still take time.
If you have been in an accident resulting in brain injury, or someone you care about is in that situation, then it is important to take action right away to achieve security on the long term.
Here at Get Me Justice, we have a unique commitment to those in Florida who are struggling with brain injuries -- and we know what it takes to make sure you get compensation you need.
Brain injuries are permanent, and they can lead to lasting demands for medical care. That being the case, it is important to work efficiently and aggressively to obtain any damages possible.
Call today to speak to an experienced, senior attorney who has worked with traumatic brain injury cases on every level. We can advise you on how to best go forward with your case.