Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cases

Military Criminal Defense Lawyers on Your Side

Military Justice International uses both civilian and military medical professionals to address the complicated and serious issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Delayed Combat Syndrome. MJI Attorneys are specifically trained and adept at presenting these trauma-related conditions when they are relevant to criminal charges.

About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been linked to combat veterans following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although previously not reported as such in past wartime arenas, there has been a sharp increase in this diagnoses, whether due to actual combat or current labeling of symptoms of stress by medical professionals. What is being seen are symptoms following a combat situation that involve both psychological and physical aspects. Some of these include:

  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Easily becoming irritated or angry
  • Memory loss/blackouts
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Nightmares and flashback

Due to the violence that is often seen in combat situations, such as the death of a comrade, torture, injuries and other situations, PTSD diagnoses are more and more common. Symptoms can last for some time and can cause disruptions in a veteran's personal life due to chronic fatigue, lack of sleep, trouble keeping a job, and alcohol or drug abuse.

Unfortunately, because this is not an actual physical injury incurred, the military may not always see this as a contributing factor to poor judgement and behavior being displayed by military personnel. This can lead to disciplinary action for some other supposed misconduct, when PTSD may be a factor in the behavior. As former JAG Officers, our legal military criminal defense attorneys are well aware of the type of problem this poses for combat veterans. It is vital to have knowledgeable representation in such a situation.

Helping Military PTSD Combat Veterans Internationally

There may be several situations a combat veteran needs assistance with in regards to PTSD. If benefits are needed for treatment, our skilled legal team can assist in filing appeals for denials, ensuring proof of PTSD is documented. You may also have to defend yourself against any wrongdoing resulting from PTSD behavior, such as domestic violence, violent crimes, drug or alcohol charges, etc.

Military rules and proceedings are quite different than civil ones, you therefore need a military attorney that has the expertise and focus on military matters that our office can provide. We are available to assist our combat veterans worldwide and will provide legal representation at a moment's notice. If you believe you are suffering from PTSD and need legal help, call us today.

Involved in a PTSD situation? Our office can help; contact Military Justice International today.