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Veterans Get Help for Brain Injuries at VA Medical Center

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) received in accidents can make life difficult in ways that you never imagined. Suddenly, tasks you once did with ease are difficult, if not impossible. You may even need additional help in your daily life when you suffer these types of injuries.

Since 2007, the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Virginia (VA) has had a team that treats veterans who sustained combat-related head injuries. Hospital personnel help soldiers recuperate from damage from TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injuries), or more insidious types, such as smaller repetitive shocks to the head.

Take the case of Harris Turner, 26. He did three tours of duty in Iraq in 2005, '06, and '08, respectively. The former Marine Corps corporal sustained several minor but lasting brain-rattling jolts from those tours.  When he suffered a major car crash in October 2009 near his home that injury was compounded by the prior more minor jolts he suffered in combat. He is now undergoing rehab at the Alexandria VA Medical Center.

We wish this brave young man the best as he journeys toward good health. TBI's can be painful experiences-not only physically, but emotionally as well. Victims can develop anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even personality changes.

If you suffer a TBI due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, contact a qualified head injury attorney. Although our firm cannot accept all cases, we would be glad to evaluate your claim to determine if it meets our criteria.

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