If you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of your service in the U.S. military, you’re entitled to help. We’re here to advocate for you and make sure you get what you’ve earned.
What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Even though the Veterans Administration has recognized PTSD as a formal diagnosis all the way back to 1980, it’s still a condition with a sense of mystery around it. If you’ve heard grandparents talk about “combat fatigue,” “battle fatigue” or “shell shock,” what they were talking about was what we now know as PTSD.
PTSD typically develops after a life-threatening experience. While it’s certainly not limited to those who have seen military combat, our veterans are probably the most likely to be dealing with the effects of what they’ve experienced in service to our country.
What are some symptoms of PTSD?
PTSD symptoms can range from fairly mild to severely debilitating. Sometimes combat veterans who haven’t had a proper diagnosis end up trying to self-medicate by turning to alcohol or drugs to relieve their symptoms. Even if you haven’t received a formal diagnosis of PTSD, you may be suffering from the disorder if you experience any or a combination of the following symptoms:
- Increasing social isolation
- Flashbacks to moments of trauma
- Emotional numbness
- Persistent self-blame, fear, guilt or shame
- Increased startle response
- Increased irritated or aggressive behavior
- Problems with concentration
- Self-destructive or reckless behavior
If you or your loved one has been experiencing these symptoms, we can help you get the treatment you need to return to being a functional member of society.
Committed to helping Veterans
At Kabb Law, we are committed to helping veterans, the disabled and elders in particular. We are passionate about advocating for the legal rights of these groups, drawing on a depth of experience and knowledge to help you find the right solutions for your situation.
If you or a loved one has had PTSD medical claims denied or if you’re dealing with other legal fallout from PTSD, give us a call to see how we can help.