Traumatic Brain Injury and Veterans’ Benefits
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often called the “signature” wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
TBI among veterans was often caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), but the condition can also be caused by vehicle accidents, falls and other physically traumatic events.
Even concussions, a milder form of TBI, can produce long-term changes in thinking and personality. A severe TBI may cause permanent brain damage that severely disrupts a veteran’s ability to live a normal life.