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.

Oklahoma City Teen Hit By Pickup Reunited with His Family

by jcl

An Oklahoma City teen that was seriously injured after being involved in an accident with a truck Friday morning has been identified and reunited with his family. According to KFOR News, the accident occurred at around 8:30 AM at the 1900 block of NE 23rd Street.

Police reports show that the boy was riding his bike through an intersection in the neighborhood streets when he was broadsided by a pickup truck. The boy could only whisper his first name to witnesses before slipping into unconsciousness. Posts on social networks about the accident helped reunited the 15-year-old with his family.

The teen suffered major head trauma and is listed in critical condition.

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute reports that 630 cyclists died on US highways in 2009 and that 74 of those were young teens. They found that 44 percent of all nonfatal bicycle accidents also occurred to riders between the ages of five and 20. This accounts for approximately 22,000 of the reported injuries examined.

The Oklahoma bicycle accident attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers encourage motorists and cyclists to be courteous to one another and always share the road. The most common reason reported for collisions with cyclists is that the driver “did not see them.” That is why it is important to keep one another safe by always looking twice at intersections before proceeding.

Man who suffered Oklahoma brain injury and was pronounced dead is recovering

by jcl

A man who suffered an Oklahoma brain injury after an ATV accident was pronounced dead on November 19th but is now recovering at home, The Oklahoman reported.

The man’s family had agreed to harvest his organs and were paying their final respects when the Oklahoma brain injury victim moved his foot and hand.

After 48 days in the hospital, the Oklahoma brain injury victim who had been pronounced dead was released to go home.

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