Long-term Injury Care Lawyers in Dallas
One of the defining aspects of catastrophic injuries is their long-term effect s. Should a person suffer from a catastrophic injury, it is not something that they will get over in a few hours or even a few days. In many cases, it may not be something that they will ever completely heal from. In these cases, the patient may need what is known as long-term care (LTC) . This is legally defined as the combination of medical and non-medical care to help deal with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
This can also include catastrophic and life-altering injuries.
According to the National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care and Information, LTC is often not even medical in nature, but rather, used to deal with the dealing of everyday tasks. This is referred to as "Activities of Daily Living" and can range from helping the patient with bathing to helping them be physically transferred throughout the day (from bed to chair, from chair to car, etc.). LTC may also be needed to help with the upkeep of a household, handling paperwork, shopping and even taking care of any and all pets.
Common Questions About LTC
At Zinda Law Group, we recognize that suffering from a catastrophic injury or having a loved one who has been victimized can be complicated and difficult to deal with. For this reason, we remain fully committed to ensuring that our clients receive the legal assistance that they truly deserve. Should you choose to work with our firm, you will be able to rest assured knowing that you have an aggressive attorney who you can truly count on. Below, to help you with understanding LTC and related topics, we have included some of the most commonly asked questions. We encourage you to click through these to get a better understanding:
Who will need to have LTC?
Anyone who has suffered an injury, illness or disability that would render them incapable of meeting their health needs on their own. This may be someone who needs long-term injury treatment, pain management or non-medical care. It was reported that over 21 million people needed LTC in 2008.
How much does LTC cost?
This depends largely on the extent of the injury and the type of care that is needed. In the state of Texas, it is reported that homemaker services have an annual cost of $38,896, while home health aide is around $41,184. Medical care could cost far more. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the total cost of brain injuries totaled out to $76.5 billion in the U.S. in the year 2004. They also report that the annual medical cost of dealing with a spinal cord injury ranges between $15,000 and $30,000 per year - normally totaling out to be $500,000 or more over the course of a lifetime.
What is pain management?
One of the most important aspects of LTC is what is known as pain management - which is the long-term treatment for chronic pain. To help deal with it, there are many different treatment options that are made available. This can include drug therapy (such as regular use of Advil or Valium ), using trigger point injections, surgical implants, TENS, bioelectric therapy and more.
Get the help you need - contact Zinda Law Group!
If you or a loved one has suffered an accident that has resulted in severe life-altering injuries or disabilities, it is in your best interest to get the involvement of an attorney who will be able to help. This is something that will need to be addressed during your claim or lawsuit. It is not enough to seek short-term compensation; you need a case that will look at the broader picture to deal with long-term costs that you will be facing. Should you work with our legal team at Zinda Law Group, you can be confident knowing that our Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys will be able to provide you with the high-quality assistance that you truly deserve. Call us today to learn more.