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New Wireless Implant May Help Elk Grove Veterans with Brain Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Brain Injury Lawyer serving Elk Grove. One of the more common causes of traumatic brain injuries in Elk Grove residents is the car accident. However, recently, brain trauma suffered by combat-wounded veterans has come to light as increasing numbers of brain-related issues are being reported to VA hospitals. More and more soldiers are coming forward with reports of depression, PTSD, hallucinations, paranoia, and even more serious brain disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and permanent disability. The VA hospital and military have been criticized for brushing traumatic brain injuries under the rug and largely ignoring the problem.

Long-term mental affects after bomb blasts

Public outcry has lead to a recent influx in the number of studies conducted on combat-wounded veterans. Recent studies have shown that veterans who were injured by blasts caused by detonating bombs suffer long-term mental affects. During a blast, the vibration of the blast, as well as the loud sound, can cause the brain to vibrate in the skull. In minor cases, this leads to a headache. However, in more severe cases, the soldier’s brain may swell. In addition, if a soldier is thrown during a blast and hits his head, he can suffer a concussion. In the past, the military minimized the effects of concussions. However, research has now shown that concussions, especially those associated with blasts, lead to a range of long-term effects. Continue reading ›