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 diagnosis, 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 PTSD does not involve the incurrence of an actual
physical injury, the military may not always see this as a contributing
factor to poor judgment and behavior 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 in which a combat veteran needs assistance
with in regards regarding PTSD. If benefits are needed for treatment,
our skilled legal team can assist in filing appeals for denials and 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. Therefore,
you 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.