Securing Veterans Health & Steps Being Taken to Improve Care
According to an article on Stars and Stripes, with the combat in the Middle East coming to an end, researchers are taking these last few opportunities to conduct research on medical issues suffered by active duty troops.
In 2011, the military conducted 40 medical studies and, in 2012, they are expected to complete at least 47. Topics of research include improving battlefield care, new forms of treatment and diagnosis of combat injuries, and a heavy focus on the effects of brain injury.
Many military health professionals agree that improving the care active duty soldiers receive immediately after an injury can help prevent long-term or permanent disability as veterans. By conducting research on active duty soldiers who are in combat situations as soon as possible, the medical community can better understand the types of treatment that can prevent a combat injury from becoming a disabling condition in future veterans.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 2 of the most common combat-related disabilities that veterans may suffer from later on in life. Researchers are putting several efforts forth to improve detection of TBI and better diagnose early signs of PTSD. These conditions can often qualify a veteran for veterans’ disability benefits if the symptoms impair them enough for a disability rating.
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.