I have a service-connected Traumatic Brain Injury from hazing. Now what?
February 13, 2014 5:38 PM Subscribe
Other than filing for disability with the VA, what are my options for restitution or proceeding forward with therapy or other medical options?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The incident happened in 2005 and cut my enlistment in half. Just now discovering how bad things are for me mentally. Not interested in suing anyone necessarily as the statue of limitations for this are up. When I mention this is due to hazing, most organizations want nothing to do with me. But I don't want people assuming it's a combat related injury, so I don't leave it out.
Current testing shows results that are in line with the severity of the TBI I received, so it's not a question of whether or not the injury caused my TBI. And it's not a matter of whether the event happened or not. I have eye-witnesses who are coming forward to speak about what took place.
I have been looking for answers for years now about what to do next, and I don't know who else to talk to at this point. I understand there are multiple resources for people with TBI and I have read everything I can to try to understand what happened and what's going on in my head. But this seems to be something where you have to know what questions to ask ahead of time if you want any answers.