Child brain injury and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can make a real difference in acquired brain injury cases, particularly for child acquired brain injury.

If there is a clear case for compensation rehabilitation can be provided through the Rehabilitation Code. The rehabilitation is paid for by the insurance company of the party to blame, and it works quite separately from the compensation case. The purpose is to concentrate on the best recovery from an injury at the earliest stage.

Attitudes vary about rehabilitation as some insurers do not think there is a benefit. Some solicitors are reluctant as they want to keep their cards close to their chests. My experience of rehabilitation tells me you should grab the opportunity. The best possible recovery is much more valuable than compensation.

As an example of what can be achieved with rehabilitation here is a video from The Childrens’ Trust Tadworth:

Acquired brain injury

Brain injury

There are many causes of brain injury. Acquired brain injury is a term which covers all situations in which brain injury has occurred since birth, and includes injury from trauma/injury, as well as tumour, stroke, haemorrhage and encephalitis, as examples.

This post deals with injury caused by accidents, sometimes called traumatic brain injury or just head injury. You might think the trauma has to be significant, but experience shows what looks like a minor event can cause an injury. Continue reading “Acquired brain injury”

Foreign accent syndrome

Foreign accent syndrome as a result of acquired brain injury

The media reported the rare case of Linda Walker whose Geordie accent had turned Jamaican after suffering a stroke.

She was diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that is caused by damage to the brain. Continue reading “Foreign accent syndrome”