How Immediate Care Can Reduce Veterans Disability
When a soldier suffers serious trauma on the battlefield, especially head trauma, they can develop serious conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). Military medical officials have been working diligently to improve the initial care that a soldier receives immediately after a combat injury.
Research has shown that the quicker a TBI is diagnosed and treated the lower the risk is of developing disabling conditions down the line. By improving the medical care at overseas military bases in combat zones, soldiers are diagnosed faster, treated immediately, and are often able to avoid long-term damage.
The urgent care being provided at the military hospitals in Afghanistan, such as the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, is helping traumatized soldiers recover faster and be able to return to active duty in a shorter time span without as high of a risk of later complications. By keeping soldiers’ health as a top priority during active duty, the VA is hoping to help decrease the number of veterans that will need to seek veterans’ disability ratings and compensation in the future.
No matter how quickly a soldier receives medical care after a serious injury, when the damage is severe it can lead to unavoidable disabilities. Veterans who now suffer from disabling conditions related to their combat experience may quality for veterans’ disability benefits.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.