Gov’t Watchdog Criticizes Pentagon Center for PTSD, Brain Injuries

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 11, 2011 By T Christian Miller and Joaquim Sapien at ProPublica  July 11, 2011 If you want more explanation about the military’s troubles in treating troops with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, read no further than two recent but largely unnoticed reports from the … Continue reading

Epidemic: Over 400,000 Traumatic Brain Injuries for Vets Coming from Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 26, 2011 With like numbers of Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, similar casualty rates though we do not know who they are, why are contractors not receiving screening and medical treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries?  The Defense Base Act Insurance Companies deny diagnoses and treatment … Continue reading

US Insurance Firm CNA Neglects Survivors of Iraqi Tanslators, May Face Criminnal Charges

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 23, 2011 U.S. insurer faces criminal probe over Iraqis’ unpaid death benefits By T Christian Miller at ProPublica   May 23, 2011  and The LA Times An administrative law judge has referred a U.S. insurance company for criminal investigation after the firm failed to pay … Continue reading

Few Troops Exposed to Bomb Blasts are Screened For Concussion

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 13, 2011 And very rarely are contractors Screened for TBI By T Christian Miller ProPublica and Daniel Zwerdling NPR  May 10, 2011 More than half of U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan have been exposed to bomb blasts in the last year, but only about 1 … Continue reading

CNA Faces Criminal Probe over Iraqi’s unpaid death benefits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 23, 2011 U.S. insurer faces criminal probe over Iraqis’ unpaid death benefits By T Christian Miller at ProPublica   May 23, 2011  and The LA Times An administrative law judge has referred a U.S. insurance company for criminal investigation after the firm failed to pay … Continue reading

ProPublica Honored with Two George Polk Awards

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 22, 2011 by Minhee Cho at ProPublica ProPublica is pleased to announce that it has won two George Polk Awards this  year, in collaboration with our partners NPR and Frontline, for the series  “Brain Wars” and “Law & Disorder.” A collaborative project by ProPublica’s T. … Continue reading

Iraq War Contractor Fined for Late Reports of 30 Casualties

Injured workers, however, say that problems remain. Marcie Hascall Clark has battled for years to receive medical treatment and lost wage payments for her husband, who was injured in Iraq. She says she hasn’t seen any improvement in a process she contends still moves too slowly. “The [Labor Department] is … Continue reading

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