The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has admitted that it improperly tested for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from 2007 through 2015. This means nearly 25,000 veterans may have been misdiagnosed because they were examined by physicians that were not qualified to treat or diagnose TBI. VA policy requires TBI exams to be done by a physiologist, a psychiatrist, a neurologist, or a neurosurgeon. The VA sent letters to all veterans they believe may have had an improper screening. A list of the number of veterans who may have been impacted is available on WNCN.com. If you are a veteran who is concerned about your TBI exam, you can call 1-800-749-8387
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