LegalView Continues to Provide Brain Injury Resources as Army Begins Testing Troops

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With the U.S. Army beginning to take serious steps to aid in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, LegalView.com continues to provide a compendium of information on TBI, including an attorney referral service.

Recently, the U.S. Army has begun a program to evaluate the cognitive capabilities of soldiers from the 101st Airborne before they enter combat. The purpose of this recently initiated program is to establish a baseline for possible symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in soldiers before they enter combat. The program is a part of a larger effort by the U.S. military to increase the Army's ability to properly diagnose any traumatic brain injuries in its soldiers, which have come to be called the signature injury of the Iraq war. In light of the Army's increased concern over traumatic brain injuries, LegalView would like remind its readers that a full range of resources dealing with the increasingly important issue of traumatic brain injury can be found at LegalView's brain injury law information portal.

The U.S. Army announced on September 19th that they will begin a fledgling Army program that records how soldiers' brains work when healthy, giving doctors baseline data to help diagnose and treat the soldiers if they suffer a traumatic brain injury. The mandatory brain-function tests are starting with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell and are expected to spread to other military bases in the next couple of months. Commanders at each base will decide whether to adopt the program. The tests are designed to provide a standard, objective measurement of each soldier's short-term memory, their reaction time, as well as other cognitive skills. Not everyone involved with veterans views the move as positive however, as some veterans groups question whether the information could be used by the Army to deny veterans benefits for traumatic brain injuries suffered in combat, in that the Army might cite the tests as proof potential brain injuries were not cause by combat, but rather by preexisting conditions.

For those in the military, or anyone who may possibly have incurred a traumatic brain injury, it is always important to have all the current information concerning this important issue. It is for this reason that LegalView.com would like to remind readers that it maintains a comprehensive online collection of brain injury information at its TBI portal, which is offered free to the public. The TBI portal site includes a collection of original articles, a brain injury blog tracking TBI news and research, collections of information on jury verdicts and settlements related to TBIs, a glossary of brain injury terms, and an attorney referral service to help families and victims get counsel from an experienced brain injury lawyer.

LegalView's free information is not limited to the traumatic brain injury portal. Visitors can browse many other portals addressing issues that are important to contemporary America, including resources to help individuals get in contact with an auto accident lawyer, a mesothelioma lawyer, or a construction accident attorney. All of these portals, and LegalView's other resources, contain legal resources, basic information, links to useful books and web sites, guides to medical and industry jargon, and more. And those who are interested in speaking to a lawyer can also take advantage of LegalView's free online attorney referral service, which matches potential clients with experienced attorneys in their areas of interest.

LegalView.com is a free public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation formed by the nation's most distinguished law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez Hodes; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the accomplishments and track records of LegalView.com's well-regarded sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at http://www.legalview.com/ .

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