Programs Educate Medical Students On Care For Disabled Veterans
October 23, 2012
To ensure wounded Missouri veterans receive the best care possible, many organizations are working to better educate those entering the medical profession on the distinctive care injured soldiers require. Stjoechannel.com reports the Wounded Warrior Project recently hosted an event on the campus of Missouri Western State University.
During the program, Col. Tim Karcher, a former battalion commander for the U.S. Army, spoke to a group of nursing students about his experiences after being seriously wounded twice during his three tours of Iraq. As he spoke to the group, he told them of how three years ago, his legs were blown off when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle. He explained that without the care he received from St. Louis veterans’ disability benefits, he would not be where he is today.
He explained the physical injuries soldiers suffer may not be the only wounds they carry. Estimates show as many as one in six soldiers returning from combat suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. He added the key to treating these patients is evaluating what each soldier neds to get back on his or her feet.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley understand receiving these benefits is not always an easy or simple task and are here to answer any questions you may have about a current or previously denied veterans’ benefits claim.