Disabled Vets Help Build Equipment to Gauge Warzone Brain Damage

The U.S. Army reported that more than 134,900 personnel were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries between 2000 and 2011. More than 33,000 of those were in the last year. IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, caused most of these injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause lifelong consequences like paralysis, memory loss, significant personality changes and early death. Since traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are not always diagnosed in time, the Research Institute at Georgia Tech developed sensors that can gauge the damage caused by IED explosions soon after they happen.

One Generation of Soldiers Helping the Next

Since the soldiers need harnesses to carry these sensors, a team of disabled veterans is building the harnesses that could prevent serious injuries for our armed forces.

“May not help the ones right away this moment,” said Vietnam vet Leroy Brown, “but it will help the ones in the future.”

Brown, along with at least eight other disabled vets, works at S.O. Tech, a company founded by Army vet Jim Cragg.

IEDs were a serious injury threat in Iraq and currently a leading cause of injury in Afghanistan.

This story is filled with good news: a company that employs our veterans and works to reduce brain damage for future soldiers.

If you know a loved who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, we would like to hear about it. You may have options for seeking justice against negligence that caused the accident. Call our office today for a free consultation at (615) 845-6141, or visit our website to learn more about TBIs.

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