New York Brain Injury Lawyers have documented a decrease in the killed:wounded ratio thanks to advances in medical science. Less than 1 in 10 patients die from their combat-related injuries. Even on the battlefield, there have been great medical innovations. Clinical improvements used to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) include early decompressive craniectomy, neuro-critical care, cerebral angiography, transcranial Doppler, hypertonic saline, TBI clinical management guidelines, among other techniques.
All the new medical procedures have resulted in a greater survival rate for fighters injured in combat. This, however, leaves a great many with debilitating injuries, which means new procedures for rehabilitation must be developed.
The press reports the frequency of explosive blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) as around 40-60% of deployed U.S. combatants. Another report estimates as many as 320,000 or 20% of all forces deployed suffer from some kind of TBI. There is little evidence to support these claims and a comprehensive study of bTBI has yet to occur.
New York Brain Injury Lawyers have determined the studies used to gather this data were hampered by limited sample sizes, self-reported data, data gathered from only one center and/or narrow inclusion criteria. In Brooklyn and The Bronx, lawyers have also studied these data very extensively.
Most importantly, no one really knows the extent of the link between bTBI and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both of these separate diseases share common clinical symptoms, which understandably can lead to inaccurate diagnoses. There are a number of organizations even now attempting to uncover the true epidemiology of bTBI, including a comprehensive database effort.
When brain injury is the result of someone purposefully injuring you or your loved one, contact a Manhattan Brain Injury Attorney to help you navigate the waters of litigation.