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, according to New York Brain Injury Lawyers. 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 in places like New York City and Long Island where many veterans live.
Brain Injury Lawyers in New York 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.
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.
Have you or a loved one suffered brain injury through no fault of your own? Call a Manhattan Brain Injury Lawyer to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. It takes the skill of a Manhattan Brain Injury Lawyer to ensure you receive just treatment after a devastating event. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.