Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Sometimes something as simple as a war image on TV, or a loud bang, can trigger a flashback for a veteran. These could be signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD, as it is commonly referred to, is a type of severe anxiety disorder that is affecting a growing number of former members of the armed services. It can be a challenge in more than one way. Not only do veterans with PTSD have to deal with the symptoms of the illness, but they can also have a difficult time proving their issues stem from an in-service event. Many of those stricken with PTSD find that their cases are mishandled and their claims unfairly denied.

There are countless events that can cause PTSD in veterans. They include:

  • Military or helicopter accidents
  • Facing combat
  • Being a prisoner of war
  • Witnessing injury or death

Sometimes, veterans may not even be sure they have PTSD. One of the most common symptoms is having a flashback that brings your mind back to a particularly troubling military situation that you have experienced. Other symptoms include severe nightmares, experiencing an emotional “numbness” that makes it difficult to have meaningful relationships with others or an intense fear of talking to other veterans or discussing issues that remind you of your military service.

It is often not easy proving to the Veterans Administration that you have PTSD and that it was the result of an in-service military event. Utilizing the assistance of an experienced attorney can save a great deal of time and aggravation and ultimately win you the disability compensation that you deserve.

How can a lawyer help specifically with your case? We can gather evidence to help increase the chances that your claim is approved, determine whether you are receiving the appropriate compensation rating from the VA, prepare the strongest possible case for you and review a decision by the VA office to see if it was handled properly or not.


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- Tanya

Attorney David Magann is a Marine Corps Veteran with a Criminology Degree from The University of South Florida and a Law Degree from The University of Miami. He will be your advocate working to get the benefits you have earned under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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I was at my wits end when I hired [David] to help with my VA appeals. At the time I was unaware that I also qualified for SSDI, which he filed for and won my case fairly quickly. As far as the VA , the process is a lot slower but he got me to the right doctors and had them fill out the proper DBQs, Nexus Letters and IMOs to help win my cases. I went from 40% to 60% , 60% to 80% , and 80% to 100% Permanent and Total. I’m fortunate to have another veteran help me prevail when I was so close to giving up.

- Julio

Finally completed my VA claim after 10 years. It all worked out with Mr. Magann's help! I could have never done it without you and your great staff! Great representation with both my VA and Social Security claim. It helps to have a fellow veteran represent me against the Veterans Administration. Semper Fi!

- Robert

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- George

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- J

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