Obama appoints General Shinsheki to Secretary of Veterans Affairs

President-elect Obama picks General Shinsheki for Veterans Affairs. U.S. troops/veterans with brain damage and mental injuries hope to see needed reform.

December 8, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com) Top informers in veterans affairs and brain injuries, JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF), a web site visibility medium providing ground breaking news on veterans medical malpractice and government health and law initiatives, reports President-elect Obama’s newest selection. President-elect Obama’s choice, General Eric K. Shinsheki, to lead the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, may indicate a much needed policy shift toward veterans with brain injuries. General Shinsheki inherits an agency with increasing numbers of veterans with brain damage and mental wounds, which are injuries the VA has been ill equipped to address according to government health and law experts. Turning this mess around will require someone with the honesty and integrity of General Shinsheki.

Concerned West Palm Beach brain injury lawyers along with American Veterans with Brain Injuries (AVBI) http://www.avbi.org/disclosewww.avbi.org/ disclose traumatic brain injury (TBI) and blast-induced injuries have become the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These brain injuries exist because of the pervasive use of explosive weaponry. Troops serving in these wars are experiencing higher rates of TBI and blast-induced injury than veterans of any previous conflicts. Long-term Consequences of TBI, a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) http://www.iom.edu/CMS/4683/60519.aspx evaluates the evidence on long-term health effects of TBI and blast-related injuries. The recent findings identify health problems that are caused by or may be connected to TBI. The newest report revealing the harmful injuries and damages suffered by American military service personal also recommends research needed to ensure the effects of blast-induced neuro trauma are identified and understood.

JusticeNewsFlash.com reporters and Veterans Affairs injury lawyers are hopeful with the newly appointed government officials. U.S. Troops injured in the line of duty deserve top medical care by doctors specializing in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and burns caused by explosives. Veterans suffering injuries and needing help navigating the complexities of the V.A. may want to consult an attorney who specializes in veterans medical malpractice, wrongful death, and V.A. medical care law.

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