A life care plan typically includes: - Architectural renovations to the patient's home, including tub, toilet, etc.- Transportation, such as an adaptive van- Assistive technology and adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs- Case management- Supervisory care and nursing- Medication, medical supplies (such as catheters), and medical equipment- Facility care and services- Home care and services- Additionally, the life care plan includes information regarding necessary surgical procedures, treatments, tests, rehabilitative therapy, etc.
What is a life care plan?
A life care plan is generally established to meet the needs of a patient with a catastrophic injury. The document is customized per patient and describes the services, support, equipment and ancillary requirements for each patient’s recovery and/or care. Additionally, it is regularly updated to reflect any changes in the patient’s condition.
What are examples of a catastrophic injury?
Some examples of a catastrophc injury include:- Severe spinal injuries, such as quadriplegia or paraplegia- Any impairment that results in a permanent inability to walk independently, such as amputations, crushed limbs, severe burns, etc.- Permanent inability to use both arms- Loss of vision in both eyes- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)- Severe burn injuries
What are common causes of a catastrophic injury?
A catastrophic injury can happen due to several different reasons. However, the common causes include the following:- Medical malpractice- Construction accidents- Car accidents- Truck accidents- Motorcycle accidents- Train accidents- Bus accidents- Slip and fall accidents
What is a catastrophic injury?
A catastrophic injury is defined as an extreme physical injury or illness that causes a life-changing impact to the victim. Such injuries prevent victims from living the lifestyle they were accustomed to pre-injury and being able to take care of themselves post-injury.
How soon after an accident should I contact a lawyer?
It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident in order to preserve any evidence as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our team will be able to get started on your case as soon as possible so you can focus on your recovery and we will handle the rest. It is also important to know that there is a statute of limitations to file a claim, which means victims generally have two years to file a claim.