In 2005, Connecticut applied for and received a grant from the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury State Grant Program. The federal program originated in a 1996 law that sought to arm local governments with the tools to address traumatic brain injuries.
By the mid-nineties, the country recognized that its healthcare infrastructure was not adequately serving families of brain injury victims. Those suffering from such injuries faced unique psychological, cognitive and behavioral issues that were extremely challenging to manage on one’s own. Moreover, the traditional health and wellness services provided by the state were not effective.
Fortunately, a group of lawmakers made it their goal to serve victims of brain trauma and their families. Today, Connecticut has been a direct beneficiary of that groundwork boasting numerous advances in services to head injury patients over the past 10 years.
Connecticut has established a coordinated and integrated network amongst its agencies to serve brain injury victims. In addition, the grant funds have helped educate medical and social services providers on the latest in brain trauma treatment. Finally, the last decade has seen an increase in resources geared towards aiding under-served communities which did not previously have access to such resources.
Local Hartford area personal injury lawyers have witnessed these advances first hand. Their tireless advocacy on behalf of brain injury sufferers has resulted in millions of dollars of compensation for victims. This recovery has been put to good use, as victims and their families have invested it in a future which now provides hope to those with serious brain trauma.