Traumatic brain injury has long been a problem for our service men and women returning from foreign battlefields. For many years, these brain injuries either went undiagnosed or untreated. Over the past two years, this issue has begun to be addressed. Last fall two clinics for traumatic brain injury were dedicated one in Fort Belfour Virginia and the other at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Since that time, they have already cared for over 2000 service members. Earlier this month, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center was held at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky/Tennessee state line.
This particular center was made possible through a $100 million Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and believes that they will treat anywhere from 1300 -1550 patients per year. Some of these treatments will include physical therapy, sleep medicine, and even psychiatric testing. There is also a space for a therapeutic Central Park which allows for physical therapy in-patients and their family members to spend time together during their clinical treatment. It is a 25,000 square ft. facility. More of these centers are being planned nationwide.
It is unfortunate that many of our service members return from wars with TBI’s. These two treatment centers should help them to not only begin their healing process, but also be supported throughout it. We at The Russo Firm are committed to working with people who’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury. We see the reality virtually every day, and the impact that traumatic brain injuries have on the victims and their families.
For more about this particular center, you can visit this link. If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury and you don’t know what to do next, you can give us a call at 844-847-8300. With five offices across the State of Florida, The Russo Firm group stands ready to help you through the entire process. You can also visit our home page here.