March 16, 2009, Dallas, TX – Indiana’s Times-Mail released the staggering results of a recent study by top Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) psychologist revealing Iraq war worse than Vietnam war for military veterans. The study shows, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), 50% of Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans returned with PTSD as opposed to only 30 percent of Vietnam vets.
U.S. Military personnel suffering from PTSD injury need proper diagnosis and treatment for this debilitating condition. Medical specialists claim the Veterans Affairs Hospitals do not properly screen, diagnose and treat military personnel returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Intensive therapy, proper medication and support from doctors, nurses, family members and communities is essential in rehabilitating traumatically injured vets. Hundreds of thousands of our nations veterans may not be receiving the proper care and doctors and nurses at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals and Clinics may be negligent in their diagnosis and treatment of PTSD.
AmericanInjuryNews.com by Dallas Veterans Affairs Lawyer Shelly T. Greco. Practice areas: Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice Litigation.