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Military troops suffer traumatic brain injuries

The spectrum of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) spans from mild in severity at one end of the range to severe disability or even death at the other. Causes of TBI can be widespread as they include such a variety of things like car accidents, falls, sports injuries and explosive blasts. These injuries are reason for concern as we learn more about how traumatic brain injuries affect brain function and impairment, often causing problems with vision, thinking and hearing. 

A recent military strike on an Iraqi air base caused traumatic brain injuries in many American troops. According to National Public Radio, service members received these injuries as a result of missiles fired by Iran on the Ain al-Asad air base. Original reports that stated that 11 service members suffered TBIs. However, more current reports increased the number of troops to a total of 50 as symptoms developed that required the military to transport the service members to Germany for medical treatment. Of those injured, 31 were able to return to duty after getting careful medical attention and receiving medical clearance thereafter. A military spokesman noted that traumatic brain injuries can cause severe headaches, depression, fatigue, dizziness and memory loss and due to that severity require services that help lead to the best possible outcome. 

Accidents that result in traumatic brain injuries often cause long-term complications for people. In such cases, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney. Having a consultation is a good way to learn about any assistance that may be available as well as options for compensation for such injuries.