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Entries for the ‘Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)’ Category

Veterans Can Qualify for Increased Disability due to TBI

  Veterans Can Qualify for Increased Disability due to TBI   By Debbie Gregory Over the last several years, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been thrust into the forefront of the consciousness of the medical community and the general public. This is in large part due to recent combat operations and subsequent recognition of this […]

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Vets with TBI at Increased Risk for Dementia

Vets with TBI at Increased Risk for Dementia By Debbie Gregory. After reviewing the medical records of more than 350,000 servicemembers who served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, researchers have found a link between those who experienced at least one mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the development of dementia. The study, […]

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Former Forest Ranger Ordered to Pay Judgement to Disabled Vet

By Debbie Gregory. U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera has ordered a former U.S. Forest Service ranger to pay nearly $600,000 to a disabled Army veteran and another camper for violating their civil rights by using excessive force during their 2014 arrests at the Juan Tomas campground in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Former U.S. […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the Navy for Unfair Discharges

By Debbie Gregory. A marine veteran has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that post-traumatic stress disorder and other traumatic mental health issues were the reason he and veterans like him received less than honorable discharges. Due to these “bad paper” discharges, the veterans have been denied VA benefits and other support. […]

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More Veterans Need to Opt-in to VA’s Test Plan To Fix Appeals

By Debbie Gregory. Any time a veteran files a claim for disability that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rejects, they have the right to appeal. But the average wait before a final decision is six years — and one service member has even waited 25 years. As a result, the number of pending appeals has increased […]

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