Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys depend on KPA to treat their clients’ MVA injuries and help them increase the value of their medical-legal case. Many Medical Providers also depend on KPA to treat their patients MVA injuries because they don’t provide MVA injury services.
Kentucky Pain Associates (KPA) is much more than just a pain clinic. We are a multi-disciplinary facility with new departments including: Evaluations, Pain Management, Surgical Consultations & Surgeries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TB) Testing & Treatments, and Litigation Services from Dr. Jason Lewis & Dr. Lonnie Douglas, and Specialist Collaboration.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the worst possible MVA injury your clients will ever experience. TBI is considered more severe than back, spine, and internal injuries. Therefore Objective TBI Testing is extremely important to verify if there is a TBI so the appropriate plan of care can be established.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disables SIX times more people each year than spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, and breast cancer combined.
- Unlike back, spine, and internal injuries, TBI is permanent, never heals, and cannot be repaired.
- Over 95% of MVA patients reporting TBI symptoms likely have TBI.
- The average lifetime rehabilitation costs for 40-year-old TBI patients are $2.4 million.
Objectively Proven TBI MVA cases receive higher settlements than other injuries, including spine injuries, at maximum policy limits, sometimes in the millions.
- Most medical providers are not looking for TBI with MVA patients. Therefore, attorneys might be thinking they only have a soft tissue injury case.
- Many attorneys say that a high percentage of their MVA cases are only soft tissue related with minor property damage and settle for an average of $5,000. However, TBI was likely involved, unfortunately overlooked, and hundreds of thousands of dollars were left on the table. If these cases are still open, it is not too late for attorneys to look back and have their clients complete the Brain Injury Symptoms Check List. If their client likely has TBI and policy limits support it, schedule the client for an Objective TBI Test. If the client has TBI, the soft tissue case quickly turns into a TBI case and goes from $5,000
to Policy Limits or higher.
- If a patient reports any one of the following post-MVA causations or symptoms, the patient likely has TBI and should receive Objective TBI Testing:
- Collision impact > 17 MPH
- Violent movements to the neck and/or body
- Blow to the head
- Loss of Consciousness
- Cervical Sprain/Strain
- While car accidents contribute about 14% of the aggregate TBI cases in the US, they are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths among children and young adults ages 5-24 years.
- There are over 6.3 million motor vehicle collisions in the US per year. Close to 2 million collisions result in injury to over 2.5 million people. While the widespread implementation of airbags has reduced fatality, virtually all instances of airbag deployment result in a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). According to recent biomechanical studies, virtually all motor vehicle collisions exceeding 17 MPH result in concussion (mTBI).
Without support, 75% of persons in the US with a TBI lose their jobs within 90 days of returning to work.
- Over 5 million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living because of TBI.
According to CDC, 30% of all injury-related deaths are attributed to TBI, and more than 56,000 people die every year because of TBI.