Traumatic Brain Injury, VA version

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Traumatic Brain Injury, VA version

Post by brian » Mon May 24, 2010 8:38 pm

May 23, 2010: Apparently the NFL slow handling of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is not unique. An article in the News & Observer today entitled VA slow handling brain injuries finds the VA is slow to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries.
Nearly 30,000 veterans have suffered some kind of traumatic brain injury in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - an estimated 2,000 of them severe enough to put warriors into comas or leave them with severe disabilities. Yet eight years into the wars, testimony before Congress shows veterans still suffer gaps in coverage for what has become the conflicts' signature wound.
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