Scientists Work with U.S. Military to Advance Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Veterans

An article by Gregg Zoroya in USA Today reports that nearly 275,000 military service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) over the last 13 years. In response to all of those service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, over 50 expert neural scientists attended a symposium at the Pentagon earlier this year to explore scientific advancements in the study and treatment of TBI.

Research Results and Products Presented at the Pentagon Symposium

  • New cell phone apps — including Concussion Coach and Concussion Recognition & Response — developed in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help determine whether one has suffered a concussion
  • New research exploring blood tests that are capable of revealing hidden brain injuries
  • Scientific evidence that progesterone can reduce the number of deaths caused by severe head injury by 50%

$100 Million in New TBI Research

According to the USA Today article, in a continued effort to bridge critical gaps in diagnoses and treatment research, the Pentagon will be funding approximately $100 million in new research.  This research will have two main focuses, TBI-related psychological illnesses and the long-term effects of brain injuries. This research will not only benefit veterans but also the estimated 1.7 million Americans who experience brain injuries each year.

Help with TBIs for Veterans

Traumatic brain injuries are a serious issue for all service members and their families.  All of us at Perkins Studdard are excited to see a continued focus on improving understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of these injuries.  Our attorneys are proud to be able to assist veterans in obtaining benefits due to them for their service.

If you would like to read more about the services Perkins Studdard provides for veterans, you can do so by clicking here.  Also, if you would like a free consultation with one of our attorneys, simply complete the “Need Help” form or call the phone number on the right side of this page.



There is even more news about TBI research. Click here to read an updated article about some possible new medical treatment.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.

You can subscribe to his Veterans Disability channel on YouTube.

Rita BarnesRita Barnes
00:03 20 Jan 22
This is a great group of people who really care about your well being. They all treated me as though I was family and helped me with my work comp case in more ways than the average would have.Thank you Jason and Thank you Tina! For doing an awesome job.
Cortex ButlerCortex Butler
18:09 29 Dec 21
I am a Veteran of United States Air Force and was awarded my first 30% in 1996 and have been fighting for my rating for 26 years I came to Perkins and Studdard in 2019 while my mom was in a terrible incident and was given to much anesthesia and through GODS Grace she was spared her life, She is disabled since 2018 and I have been struggling with my life and issues and yet I didn’t call the law firm every 10 minutes or call being rude anytime, I mentioned this as I got to know Jessica more than just a phone call and Mr Studdard was always available when not working on other cases or in court, They always called back and Never had to do a call back, My Review is Simple in Life there peaks and valleys and it doesn’t stop because you have issues, Perkins & Studdard took my case in 2019 in 2021 I received my 100% from VA, I Was Never Rude, I was Never Promised Success, I Was Never Lied too and I was Always Treated with Respect, Friendliness, and Kindness the Real Stuff not a (Money Thing) If You want a firm that Cares about the Client and will work on your case even through a pandemic, Will not lie, will not promise anything will communicate your case and will Give you their Best ALWAYS THIS IS THE Best Law Firm for VETS HANDS DOWN Perkins and Studdard THERE IS NO OTHER 100% we had 5 calls Total Case That’s Taking Care Of Business
annetteMomma nokesannetteMomma nokes
14:29 12 Sep 16
Jason and his paralegal Lisa were on point and on top of their game when it came to handling my worker's comp. injury case. I tried going it alone and the insurance carrier pushed me around. They denied extra physical therapy. They denied injections the doctor recommended to ease my pain. When I turned my case over to Jason things turned around, QUICK. They were at all times attentive and on top of my case. I cannot recommend Jason and his staff enough. If you are hurt at work, this is the firm you want on YOUR side.
Sheila KirklinSheila Kirklin
23:11 12 May 16
Jason Perkins, was my lawyer in a workers comp. case, my case has settled now, and I am very happy for all Jason and his office hard work on my case, he was always there to help me out with any questions that I had or help I needed. Jason is a excellent lawyer and if I ever need another one I would only go to Perkins,Because I believe they would be able to help me in any situation I am in need of..
Anna PabonAnna Pabon
23:16 13 Sep 15
I recommend Perkins Law Firm. Everyone I came in contact with there was very nice. Kim was very helpful and any time I had a question she made sure I got an answer. Ann Margaret really took the time to explain things to me.

Related Posts


Font Size: