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Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans and the US Military

De Caro & Kaplen partner Michael V. Kaplen, a three-term president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, and professorial lecturer at law, teaching a course in brain injury law at the George Washington University Law School, discusses news and updates related to traumatic brain injury in veterans and the US military.

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What have we learned from the war in Ukraine about traumatic brain injury?

The ongoing war in Ukraine highlights the significant link between combat and brain trauma, with The New York Times reporting that 90% of soldiers treated in hospitals have suffered from blast-related or other types of brain injuries.

US Military Continues To Mismanage Troops Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury

Over 450,000 United States military service personnel have sustained traumatic brain injuries from the years 2020 to 2022, yet the Department of Defense failed to consistently implement policies and procedures, to determine the care needed for these service members according to a new report issued by the Inspector General for the Department of Defense (DOD).

US Soldiers Who Sustained TBI In Iran Finally Receive The Recognition They Deserve

In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the recent awarding of Purple Hearts to dozens of US soldiers who sustained traumatic brain injuries in an Iranian ballistic missile strike in 2020. The severity of the injuries had previously been downplayed by former President Donald Trump.

About The Author

Michael V. Kaplen

Michael V. Kaplen represents victims of vehicle collisions, unsafe buildings and construction sites, and medical malpractice, and is a preferred attorney of The Brain Injury Association of America.

Michael is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and board certified in medical malpractice litigation. He is a Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School, The Legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Michael is past chairman of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Automobile, Highway and Premise Liability Section, past chairman of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, three term president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State served two terms as chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council and vice-president, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

He was invited by President Obama to participate in the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

He is admitted to courts in New York, Florida, and Washington, DC. He has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer and recognized by Best Lawyers of America and U.S. News and World Report in personal injury law.

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