Dementia Risk Linked to Combat Head Injury, Study Says

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 18, 2011 Defense Base Act Insurance Companies CNA and AIG  have been extremely negligent in denying Contractors injured in bomb blasts diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Diagnoses and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury delayed and denied results in irretrievable life long damage. Bloomberg  … Continue reading

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

Injured Blackwater Xe war contractor approved for treatment by AIG

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 16, 2011 Bravo to Kevin Graman for exposing AIG’s  dangerous “risk management” practices. We too hope it is not too late for Jennifer as it has been for so many who have come before her. A Big Salute to you both !! Kevin Graman The … Continue reading

Army Vet Battling Private Insurer for Coverage She Feels is Due

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 “The American Psychiatric Association has a very specific and rigid stance against psychiatrists rendering diagnoses on patients they have not examined.” Injured as contractor in Afghanistan but denied specialized therapy at home Kevin Graman The Spokesman Review  June 13, 2011 A highly trained … 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

Caring for a Loved One with Chronic Pain: The Four Caregiver Cornerstones

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 12, 2011 by Lee Woodruff at Huffington Post I’ve written before about the importance of caregivers — the unsung heroes  in our midst. No one asks to become a caregiver. When you’re thrust into that  role unexpectedly, it can be truly devastating, particularly when your … Continue reading

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