Precedent set for all future instances as State Courtroom verdict is legally binding and enforceable
Following the end result of this authorized dispute, eligible paraplegics in Germany have a better pathway to be supplied with a ReWalk exoskeleton going ahead
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and BERLIN, Nov. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) (“ReWalk” or the “Firm”), as we speak welcomed the choice by BARMER to just accept the prior ruling from the state courtroom that exoskeletons are thought of as direct incapacity compensation and withdraw the pending case on the federal stage shortly earlier than the listening to. This end result implies that an eligible insured particular person with spinal cord injury (SCI) has a authorized foundation for the availability of an exoskeleton as an orthopedic assist for direct incapacity compensation in Germany, ReWalk’s largest marketplace for exoskeletons.
Within the precedent ruling, the courtroom decided that an exoskeleton system immediately compensates for the lack of talents for the spinal cord injured particular person, equivalent to the flexibility to face, stroll, and ascend or descend stairs and curbs. The definition of direct incapacity compensation applies to medical aids which substitute failed and impaired bodily capabilities to the extent that the particular person utilizing them is on par with individuals with out disabilities. On this context, the supply of a sophisticated technical assist, equivalent to an exoskeleton, might be supplied to the medically eligible insured particular person, no matter another medical aids which have beforehand been provided.
“The profitable conclusion of this authorized dispute figuring out the exoskeleton as direct incapacity compensation modifications the panorama for the eligible paralyzed group,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of ReWalk. “The German healthcare system has led the way in which in its adoption of exoskeletons for spinal cord injured people. We anticipate that this acceptance of the prior ruling will allow medically eligible members of the SCI group to entry exoskeleton know-how in a extra environment friendly method.”
“We anticipate that as we speak’s occasions can have immense significance for paraplegics in Germany. The precedent set by the state courtroom is enforceable and legally binding and can assist be certain that eligible people with spinal cord accidents have a authorized foundation to acquire this know-how,” mentioned Professor Thomas Ratajczak, authorized consultant for the plaintiff on this case.
The plaintiff, Lars Vinken, said, “After seven years of ready to stroll in an exoskeleton, I’m excited that BARMER will now present me with a ReWalk. It’s of nice worth to know that different paraplegics will now have simpler entry to this know-how. To be provided with an exoskeleton and be capable to rise up and stroll once more at any time opens new horizons for me.”
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