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By On September 26th, 2008

What’s a Brain Injury Worth?

The military decided to up the value of disability payments to soldiers who experienced a brain injury. While the increase in compensation under the new guidelines for post-concussive and "mild" brain injuries represents a significant increase, in the long term view the enhanced payments do not adequately address the true costs of a living with a brain injury. The compensation for severe injuries increased, but that also falls far short of the lifetime costs associated with a brain injury. A study from the Harvard School of Public Health conducted by L. Blimes (2007) reported a lifetime cost range of between $8 to 17million. That is well above the $4.5-5million noted by Livneh and Antonak in 1997.

Click here to read the article from the Military Times regarding the increase in compensation for brain injuries. What do you think?
http://www.military.com/news/article/September-2008/va-quadruples-payment-to-vets-with-tbi.html?col=1186032325324

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