What do Combat Veterans and NFL Football Players have in common? CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

September 2018 – As reported by 60 Minutes earlier this year and again this month, science is shedding new light on the impact of blasts and other blows to the head suffered by combat veterans. The degenerative brain disease known as CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is more closely associated with football players who have experienced...
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VA Denied Sexual Trauma Claims by Veterans in Error

WASHINGTON – August 21, 2018 – According to a recent investigation by a VA Inspector General, the Department of Veterans Affairs denied hundreds of military sexual trauma (MST) claims improperly. The result of mishandling these claims could have affected thousands of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), leaving them without disability benefits. In 2017,...
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