5 Conditions Linked to Brain Injury That Qualify for Veterans Disability Benefits

by Staff

There are hundreds of thousands of soldiers currently returning from service overseas with a litany of conditions that leave them unable to work. One of the most common contributing factors to these conditions is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits because of a TBI though, the victim must present evidence of their condition and other health effects it caused.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has linked TBI with an increased chance of developing five other conditions, including:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Diseases of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Glands

Soldiers who have been diagnosed with both TBI and one of these conditions may be qualified for veterans disability benefits. According to an article from the Disabled American Veterans of Oklahoma, these conditions are now automatically considered service related if they manifest themselves in a patient who has suffered a TBI during military service.

In order to collect benefits for these conditions though, a doctor must diagnose them within a specific period of time.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers are aware of how complex the processes of collecting and filing documentation for a disability can be, and are here to help those who are in need. Our team of qualified attorneys can be reached anytime by simply calling 1-877-579-6800.