U.S. troops still at risk for serious brain injuries. Over 5,500 troops have sustained traumatic brain injuries in the Iraq/Afghanistan war.
December 9, 2008, Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–Reporters for AmericanInjuryNews.com (AIN), a top legal news engine, and Dallas veterans affairs lawyers reveal the alarming findings released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). A panel of medical research experts reviewed consequences from brain injuries suffered by thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the injuries are from roadside bombs commonly used by insurgents against American military vehicles and personnel. Specialists have found evidence stating brain injuries at moderate and severe levels, compared to the massive trauma suffered by our troops, may leave a person at higher risk for and other long-term debilitating illnesses like Alzheimers’ and Parkinson’s disease.
Enews veterans administration reporters and Dallas brain injury attorneys, state this kind of injury typically results from a sudden, violent blow to the head. These violent blows bruise the brain, rips nerve fibers and cause bleeding. The report prepared for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov lists the most common side effects from these types of brain injuries:
-Memory and concentration problems
Legal experts and government health and law officials say ensuring our troops receive the best medical care and treatment needs to be the number one priority. Many of our nation’s honored return home and are forgotten about and lost in the complex system of the Veterans Administration. Consulting a Dallas brain injury attorney specializing in victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury may help. A Dallas County brain injury attorney who is also familiar with complexities of the veterans affairs administration along with U.S. government federal and local guidelines can help injured troops receive the treatment and compensation for their injuries and damages.
News Contributor: Enews correspondent for AIN alerting Dallas brain injury lawyers and victims brain injuries.
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