Kare 11 reporter AJ Lagoe highlighted the identities of two senior VA officials in charge of the systems responsible for screwing up TBI exams for more than 20,000 veterans. Since 2015, Lagoe has worked on covering the TBI scandal inside the agency that was first noted here at St. Paul Regional Office when I uncovered the problem in one of my client’s cases. We turned over … [Read more...] about Who Was Behind TBI Misdiagnosis Scandal?
Traumatic Brain Injury
A new report from VA OIG shows the Department of Veterans Affairs scheming against military sexual trauma survivors out of benefits, as if the trauma of rape is not enough. IG chose this week to release a slew of damning reports calling into question policies implemented under former acting under secretary Thomas Murphy where the agency failed to appropriately assess … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs Errors In 49 Percent Of Military Sexual Trauma Claims
If you’re a veteran with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you know how frustrating it can be. With a range of types and severities, TBI is one of the most common military injuries, especially in the last two decades. At higher severities, relearning everyday tasks can be difficult. At any severity, physical symptoms such as headaches, trouble sleeping, memory lapses and … [Read more...] about Explain Your Brain: New Breakthroughs In TBI Science For Veterans
A new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology shows military veterans with even mild TBI are at increased risk of dementia. Veterans with moderate TBI to severe are four times more likely to develop dementia than veterans without a history of TBI. Research led by Deborah Barnes conducted by San Francisco VA Health Care System and the University of California at San … [Read more...] about Veterans With Moderate TBI Four Times More Likely To Develop Dementia
After three years, VA OIG finally issued its report into the traumatic brain injury (TBI) scandal where VA used unqualified doctors to perform exams. As some of you may recall, since 2015, I began working closely with KARE 11 News reporter AJ Lagoe to investigate how VA conducts its disability compensations assessments for the initial TBI diagnosis and TBI residuals. The … [Read more...] about VA OIG Finally Issues Report On Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Disability Scandal