PTSD — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The entire Garfinkel Schwartz staff will support you, our client, by working passionately on your behalf to secure medical care, treatments, medicine, surgery and monetary benefits that you were denied by a Defense Contractor employer.
Post traumatic stress disorder is the psychologically debilitating emotional response to severe and horrific incidents that have occurred in military, personal, life-threatening attacks, threats or physical traumas.
There are many causes for post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by those who have served overseas and the results can traumatize someone for the rest of their lives after an event.
Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD include nightmares, numbness, and sleeplessness, loss of interest in activities, anger, recurring memories or irritability.
Post traumatic stress disorder can occur immediately after an event, weeks, months or years. If left untreated, PTSD can isolate individuals, cause erratic and even suddenly violent behavior. If you have experienced severe trauma or life-threatening event, torture, involvement in a military or violent attack involving gunfire, explosions or combat, you can develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress.
Posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, shell shock, or combat stress can become the cause for severe and chronic depression. PTSD causes horrible pain for those who are experiencing it. The support of medical professionals is imperative to alleviate the many symptoms and side effects which can include:
- Sudden flashbacks
- Mental and physical blackouts
- Inability to cope with daily life
- Anxiety attacks
- Emotionally numb
- Loss of interest in life
- Isolation from family, friends, loved ones
- Panic attacks
- Impending sense of doom
- Emotional isolation and inability to relate to others
- Sudden emotional outbursts
- Lack of emotion
- Inability to concentrate
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly experienced by defense base act clients who have been involved in extreme violence overseas working for defense contractors. There are many ways to experience a traumatic brain injury including being involved in an explosion, an IED, or an attack where a bomb goes off.
Loss of Life
Sadly, families contact Garfinkel Schwartz because they have been denied loss of life claims by insurance companies. The death of a loved one is an incredible loss to overcome. It seems impossible to have to face the task of approaching an insurance company when a loved one dies while overseas as an employee. However, with Garfinkel Schwartz at your side, you will have the support, the care and the legal representation for you, your family and your loved ones.
There are very specific defense base act monetary benefits and Garfinkel Schwartz will be able to lead you and show you what needs to be done to secure the futures of children, wives, and family members through this difficult time.
Severe respiratory problems
There are large numbers of defense base act clients who have inhaled any one of more than 140 different toxic, dangerous, chemicals overseas. Air borne and explosive chemical exposure occurs from working in third-world countries don’t dispose of or handle chemicals safely.
Workers are exposed to the inhalation of particles and elements of chemicals used in bombs and chemical warfare. Working in places where chemicals spread through the air and on the ground across deserts in sand storms that can take place as suddenly and as often as do rain or wind storms that also carry the horribly toxic chemicals.
Other medical issues include:
- Loss of limb
- Muscle and limb tears, cuts
- Respiratory failure
- Back pain
- Severe burns
- Broken bones from accidents
- Hearing Loss
- IED Injuries
- Gunfire Wounds
- Chemical Exposure Damage