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October 2011 Archives

Soldiers with PTSD have difficulty finding treatment, understanding

At Defense Forum Washington, a conference on supporting wounded soldiers and their families, the Army's vice chief of staff and those with first-hand experience spoke about the "invisible" injuries many soldiers return home with. Sixty-six percent of the most seriously wounded soldiers who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. These injuries are often not obvious to the casual observer, but are serious and will require care at great cost.

SSD won't pay $11,000 transportation costs for injured man

In a situation that highlights the importance of Social Security disability benefits, one woman is fighting to take care of her son who was injured in a car accident on Aug. 15. Her 6-foot-tall son wasn't wearing a seat belt and became trapped beneath the dashboard. His sustained severe neck and back injuries, and he suffered trauma to his brain and chest.

Doctor's evaluation not always enough for SSDI

One man's struggle highlights the trouble burdening America's Social Security system. After many years of truck driving, the man thought that following a debilitating accident on the job that left him unable to work, he would be a model applicant for Social Security disability benefits.

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