VA Now Required to Report Blast Exposures

The U.S. military will now require every blast exposure be recorded, including duration and, if possible, blast pressure readings. This will help any Veteran receive future medical treatment, if they need it, due to the blast. With the blast on record, it will be much easier to prove the cause and severity of their injury.  Confirmation of blasts may also assist the Veteran in proving the occurrence of the event causing injuries and disability. In fact, one of the most present injuries in Veterans is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which results from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head leading to difficulty focusing and thinking. Being in the military increases your chance of exposure to blast and with this new requirement service members will be able to get the help necessary, should they need it.

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