Dallas Veterans’ Administration Medical Malpractice Attorney Shelly Greco a leading Dallas personal injury lawyer says 320,000 Iraq and Afghan U.S. military with brain injuries.
Dallas, TX (JusticeNewsFlash.Com)–Over 320,000 United States Military service men and women, who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, are suspected of suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Along with traumatic brain injuries hundreds of thousands of military personnel are being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans are finding it difficult to navigate the complex veterans’ administration benefit system to receive the desperately needed medical care and treatment for their severe head injuries. Many reports have surfaced in the past year claiming the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) www.va.gov has refused treatment to soldiers with TBI and PTSD.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
http://www.ninds.nih.gov define a TBI as an injury to the brain typically caused by sudden trauma. Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the type of injury and can cause a multitude of life long debilitating symptoms. Chronic headaches, blurred vision, insomnia, dizziness, mood changes, nightmares and trouble with memory, concentration, attention and thinking are many of the chronic symptoms affecting our veterans today. These symptoms seriously affect the day to day lives of our nation’s heros who have been injured.
A New Orleans, Louisiana emergency medical physician has started a study using Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment therapy at LSU Health Sciences Center. The study involves veterans who have suffered TBI with or without PTSD. Several veterans who are participating are reporting amazing results according to a news story released on WWL-TV on Wednesday. Dr. Paul Harch, the medical researcher leading the pilot study, says simple unconsciousness from a head injury causes the loss of brain cells because of a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment may help heal brain damage. The study is open to victims who have suffered a TBI from a blast or an explosion and military personnel are encouraged to participate. Blast injuries have been the number one most common cause of TBI and PTSD among veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars.By: Shelly Greco – Dallas Veterans’ Administration Medical Malpractice Lawyer