BBC documentary highlights struggles for brain injury survivors27 May 2016
Louis Theroux’s ‘A Different Brain’ follows brain injury survivors during rehabilitation
A BBC documentary following people who have suffered a brain injury in the UK has highlighted the many long-term issues brain injury survivors face post-injury and during rehabilitation.
The documentary titled ‘Louis Theroux: A Different Brain’, aired on Sunday 15 May 2016 and followed four victims of brain injury during different stages of the rehabilitation process.
The documentary’s production team worked closely with specialised care charity Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), to provide an insight into the daily struggles of brain injury survivors.
Thompsons Solicitors is working with Amanda Barnard, one of the featured case studies in the documentary, to build a legal case for compensation, after she fell off her horse and suffered a brain injury.
The programme follows the conclusion of this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week, which is organised by charity Headway to help raise awareness about the seriousness of brain injuries.
Madeleine Pinschof of Thompsons Solicitors, who is supporting Mrs Barnard who featured in the BBC documentary, said: “A brain injury can change a life in an instant and rehabilitation can be a long and challenging journey for survivors and their families.
“This documentary shines a light on the long-lasting impact of brain injuries, and we hope it will help raise awareness of the long-term struggles that brain injury survivors’ face and the need for properly funded and accessible support services.”
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