If you’re in an accident that caused a head or brain injury, the last thing you want to worry about is money. Unfortunately, although hospitals all around D.C., including MedStar Rehabilitation Hospital, are creating and using new treatments everyday, they all come with a price tag.
The cost of these treatments—although necessary for your wellbeing and recovery—can be extremely expensive. If your insurance company won’t cover them, you’ll have to decide between much needed treatment or your life savings.
Depending on your injury, treatments can vary in cost as well as whether or not your insurance company will approve them. On average, the lifetime cost for care, treatment and rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury can reach up to $4,000,000. Without help from your insurance company, you will have to pay that cost out of your own pocket. Some of the treatments included in this cost are:
- Initial hospitalization. Anywhere from $200 to $10,000
- Pain medications. $10 to $1,200 per prescription
- MRIs and CT Scans. $1,000 to $3,000 each
- Surgeries. $30,000 to $150,000 each
- Therapy and counseling, Speech, occupational, cognitive, or behavioral therapy costs range from $100 to $1,000 per session
- 24-Hour Care. $150 to $400 per day
The Washington D.C. brain injury lawyers at Shevlin Smith believe you shouldn’t have to choose between recovery and economic stability. We believe you are entitled to both. Therefore, if you suffer a brain injury in Northern Virginia or Washington D.C. and the insurance company is refusing to help pay the cost of your treatment, call us for a free consultation. Let us focus on your head injury case while you focus on what is most important, your recovery. Call us today at 703.591.0067.