Helping with Neurological Disorders in Veterans
There are several issues that veterans may suffer from due to their service, and they can be some of the most debilitating issues. The consequences of neurological disorders can be far-reaching, affecting the suffering veteran, their family, friends, and coworkers. If untreated, many may worsen over time and may lead to permanent and irreparable damage.
Did you suffer a head injury or damage to your brain during your service to our country? We can assist you in filing for benefits or disputing your denied benefits claim through the VA and make sure you get the care you and your family deserve. Don’t let your injury go untreated any longer. Protecting Vets is here to help.
Types of Neurological Issues Veterans may Experience
One of the more overlooked issues that veterans may suffer from is Migraine Headaches. Migraines can be caused by head injuries, chemical exposure, noise exposure, stress, and other environmental factors.
Depending on the frequency and severity of the Migraines, a sufferer may be completely debilitated causing them to have issues finding work, enjoying time with their families, or even living a normal life. If you suffer from migraines and can connect their onset with your service in the U.S. Armed Forces, then you might be entitled to benefits through the VA.
When your brain is no longer able to communicate to your muscles due to injury to your spinal cord then paralysis is the result. Whether an injury during your service lead to total or partial paralysis, you should investigate the benefits available to you through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis presents through various symptoms. Some who suffer from MS may experience fatigue and mood disorders. Others may have numbness, pain, or memory issues. Regardless of your symptoms, if you are a veteran diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, then you need to request the benefits you are entitled to through the VA.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Being hit in the head in any way can lead to a Traumatic Brain Injury. When the brain is shaken in your skull pressure is put on its surface, on its connection to your spinal cord, and on other areas within the brain itself. If hit hard enough, your brain can develop lesions or even bleed into the skull casing causing additional injuries.
If you suffered head trauma and have been experiencing insomnia, depression, migraines, anxiety, memory loss, or other issues that may be related to a Traumatic Brain Injury, first seek medical attention. If your injury happened while you were serving, then contact us about getting the benefits you earned that can help you during recovery.
Another possible side-effect of head trauma is the development of Epilepsy. Seizures can strike at any time and can range in their severity. This can severely affect the way you live your life and limit your ability to continue doing the tasks you expect to be able to perform on a daily basis.
The VA has long recognized the link between seizures and head trauma. In fact, they’ve created special epilepsy centers across the nation to assist veterans with this condition. If you would like help taking advantage of the benefits and the nearest epilepsy center to you, please contact us. We can help you learn about your benefits and help with any denials you have received.
Denied Benefits from the VA?
Did the VA deny you the benefits you are entitled to? If so you must file your appeal as quickly as possible. There is a limited time to submit the required evidence and the VA is strict timelines and requirements they adhere to.
Are you one of the thousands of Veteran’s Claims that have been denied by the VA? Have you received a decision that is lower than you expected? As a Veteran who has served your country, YOU should receive Disability Benefits.
If you were injured and haven’t received the VA benefits you deserve, please call Chad Barr Law today at (407) 599-9036 and discuss your case with an experienced Orlando Veterans Benefits Attorney, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.