Last fall, we wrote a blog post about a government study on brain injuries in military veterans. Essentially, that study was inconclusive: researchers recognized that many veterans who suffer head traumas later experience negative consequences, but they ultimately determined that more research was needed to understand the true effect of brain injuries during military service. You can read more about that study in our earlier personal injury blog post.
Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Defense has provided more than 130,000 hours of cognitive rehabilitation to active duty and retired service members who suffered head and brain injuries during combat. In an effort to better tailor rehabilitative therapies to the veteran and his or her specific injury, the government commissioned a report to determine whether the techniques used to treat these brain injuries were appropriate and helpful.