Posted by: faithful | July 30, 2007

traumatic brain injury (portal)

(PRLEAP.COM) DENVER, CO – August 10, 2007 — With the U.S. Army’s announcement on July 17th of an aggressive campaign to teach its million-plus soldiers about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), would like to remind all Americans that it offers one of the Internet’s most complete collections of information on TBI. The Army’s campaign, which will also teach soldiers about post-traumatic stress disorder, focuses on the two conditions because research shows they are becoming overwhelmingly common among service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center reported that it treated a third of its active-duty patients for such an injury between 2003 and 2005. Recognizing that this public health issue could affect an entire generation of young soldiers, is proud to offer factual, easy-to-understand and free information to military families — and the other 1.4 million Americans affected by TBI each year — at its Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Information Portal.

The Army’s announcement came at roughly the same time experts gave testimony about the effects a brain injury may have had on Marine Cpl. Trent Thomas, who was on trial for helping to kidnap and execute an Iraqi man. A medical expert for the defense testified that Thomas survived more than 25 bomb blasts — four of which knocked him unconscious — which may have led to a brain injury that could have increased his aggression and limited his ability to disobey illegal orders. Despite this testimony, Cpl. Thomas was convicted on July 18, 2007 on charges of conspiracy and kidnapping. Thomas received no additional jail time, with a dishonorable discharge, according to the Marine Corps Times.’s traumatic brain injury attorney portal offers information on the tragic cumulative effects of the multiple brain injuries Thomas sustained, as well as articles on TBI and the military, self-advocacy for victims, families affected by TBI, treatment options and more. The portal also offers a TBI blog; information on jury verdicts in TBI lawsuits; news feeds; a glossary of TBI terms; informational videos; and pointers to books and web sites with more information.

LegalView’s traumatic brain injury portal is part of an entire suite of informational portals on important contemporary legal topics. Those who have been in an auto accident — another leading cause of TBI – can visit the comprehensive collection of car crash lawyer information. Those seeking more information on a birth injury attorney can find it in abundance at And patients who have taken the diabetes drug Avandia can visit for a wealth of information on an Avandia attorney. For readers who are ready to look for a lawyer to help address these or other subjects, LegalView offers a nationwide, confidential and completely free attorney referral service. is a free public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation’s leading law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez Hodes; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the experience and results won by’s sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with attorneys, visit

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