Returning veterans and traumatic brain injuries

Attorney Wade Coye

Wade Coye, Disability Attorney

With so many young men and women returning from serving in overseas combat, the medical care they need is becoming more of a priority and prevalent in the forefront of the American mind. The types of injuries that these veterans are suffering are different from the injuries of previous generations of vets, and the medical and legal community today is making vast strides toward diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care of these sometimes-life-altering injuries.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports an estimate of 22% of combat casualties of today’s troops to be traumatic brain injuries, up from 12% of the same types of injuries during the Vietnam Conflict. Due to the seriousness of these injuries, it is imperative that injured veterans receive treatment immediately, as well as extensive care over the long-term. In the event of a disability due to these injuries, veterans deserve the best legal representation available to ensure they receive all the benefits they are entitled to – not only for medical treatment, but to help take care of themselves and their family in the event that they are unable to work or perform normal necessary functions.

Traumatic brain injuries can result in a number of neurological disorders that people can suffer from for the rest of their lives. These conditions can impair a person’s ability to work, enjoy time with family and friends, travel, or perform basic life functions. The conditions that can result from traumatic brain injuries can include, but certainly are not limited to:

  • Epilepsy
  • Paralysis
  • Tremors
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Memory loss or impairment

If you are a returning vet – or know one – who suffers from the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury sustained in the line of duty, you may be eligible for Veterans’ benefits and/or Social Security disability benefits. You may want to consider contacting an attorney who is experienced with the specifics of both Veterans’ disability benefits andSocial Security disability benefits.

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