Dedicated Texas medical negligence attorney, Amy Witherite, comments on increasing prevalence of veteran’s medical malpractice cases. The Iraq war may have direct correlation to malpractice incidents.
As reported by Dallas veteran malpractice attorney, Amy Witherite, with the law firm of Eberstein and Witherite, a former Sergeant by the name of Kevin Owsley, 47, is now dealing with the grave injuries after his service Baghdad in March 2004. Since the injuries are internal, they are easy to dismiss, simple to misdiagnose and difficult to even detect. These injuries lead to financial problems, unemployment, divorce and mental health problems that Mr. Owsley is all too familiar with.
In an interview I conducted with the concerned veteran’s affairs attorney, these key facts were brought to light:
• According to Pentagon estimates, 300,000, combat veterans who regularly worked outside the wire, away from bases, and have suffered at least one concussion.
• The Veterans Affairs Department has dedicated $300 million on research for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
• Additionally, the department started screening all Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who come in for clinical help and this has shed more light on the vets.
• Screenings began in April 2007 and since then there have been 33,000 of 227,015 veterans that screened positive for mild brain injury.
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