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Brain Injury Law Group

Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
212 Whitetail Run Ln.
Sheboygan, WI


Rita and her Mom and Dad.

Rita is our most profoundly injured participant, the only one who was unable to speak for herself. Thus, most tragic of our stories is told entirely through the voice of her mother. A pedestrian run over by a car, Rita suffered catastrophic injuries, that were so severe, that she was denied any reasonable therapy. As the system labeled her incapable of benefitting from rehab, she was denied any chance. The struggles of her parents to keep her from harm are a horrible indictment of our TBI care system as it is evolving. While her recovery likely will never mirror that of the others on TBI Voices, lack of meaningful care is robbing her of any chance at recovery. But for her parents continued battle, she would likely not survive her survival.

For a full PDF of the story, click here.

The Rita blogs, begin here: http://tbilaw.com/tbivoices/rita-pedestrian-suffers-catastrophic-brain-injury/


Rita Table of Contents

Rita Part 1 - Pedestrian Suffers Catastrophic Brain Injury

Rita Part 2 - The Horror of What They Don't Tell You

Rita Part 3 - Rita and Her Family Before Catastrophic Brain Injury

Rita Part 4 - Emergence from Coma an Ambiguous State

Rita Part 5 - Five Months of Waiting for Care After Catastrophic Brain Injury

Rita Part 6 - Transition to Rehab Floor after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Rita Part 7 - Limited Therapies for Severe Brain Injury Under Medicaid

Rita Part 8 - Troubled Return Home for Catastrophic Brain Injury Survivor

Rita Part 9 - Recovery from Severe Brain Injury Continues at Home

Rita Part 10 - Parents Finding a Path for Recovery From Catastrophic Brain Injury

Rita Part 11 - Ongoing Therapy Hampered by Visual Deficits

Rita Part 12 - No Gate Keeper Means no Treatment for Catastrophic Brain Injury

Rita Part 13 - Getting the Most Care the System Will Allow

Rita Part 14 - Even Wheel Chairs are Rationed

Rita Part 15 - The Need for a List of Resources

Rita Part 16 - Need for a Larger Ipad/Touchscreen Device

Rita Part 17 - Every Day Renews Hope for the Future


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