Types of Cases

How Does a Physiatrist Life Care Planner Assist Attorneys?

A physiatrist is able to assist attorneys via:

  1. Review of Patient Records

  2. Direct Examination of the Patient

  3. Test Result Explanations

  4. Provides Additional Testing Needs

  5. Assesses for Therapy Needs

  6. Recommendations for Specialized Equipment

  7. Home Modifications and Accommodations

  8. Gauges the Emotional Impact of Injury

  9. Explains the Consequences of Aging

What Types of Cases Do Physiatrist's Help With?


1. Cerebral Palsy:

Hemiparesis to severe physical and cognitive delays.

2. Adult C2 Spinal Cord Quadriplegia:

Spinal Cord Injuries

3. Plexopathy:

Following Birth Trauma

4. Traumatic Brain Injury:

Mild to Severe

5. Burns/Sepsis:

Often Burns and Sepsis cases result in cognitive, developmental delays, and behavioral problems in children.

6. MVC Disc Herniations:

Documenting injuries following MVC and long-term consequences.

7. Minimum Conscious Brain Encephalopathy:

Comatose patients not only require profound physician, attendant, medical, and equipment needs, but the life expectancy of the patient will vary depending upon whether the patient is determined to be a vegetative state (minimum life expectancy) or in a minimally conscious state.

8. Amputations:

Upper and lower extremity amputations occur in adults as well as pediatric populations.

9. Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries

10. Stroke:

Though the thought of as an issue of the elderly, strokes are also common in the obstetrical world due to poorly controlled toxemia and hypertension.

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