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:
- 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.