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Defense Base Act (DBA), Suicide and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - An Untold Story

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“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

My Best Advice

Nothing is more important when handling your case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win more money. Wrong.

You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.

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Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. Order my Free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.

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Defense Base Act Workers, Suicide and PTSD

Suicides in the U.S. military have surged in recent years, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan, and some private experts are predicting the dark trend will grow worse.

Pentagon figures obtained in 2013 by The Associated Press show that the 349 suicides among active-duty troops in 2012 were up from 301 the year before and exceeded the Pentagon's own internal projection of 325. Statistics alone do not explain why troops take their own lives, and the Pentagon's military and civilian leaders have acknowledged that more needs to be done to understand the causes.

2012's total is the highest since the Pentagon began closely tracking suicides in 2001. It exceeds the 295 Americans who died in Afghanistan that year, by the AP's count.

The number of suicides had peaked at 310 in 2009 but hit a new record in 2012, according to end-of-year figures military officials provided Monday.

Defense Base Act Suicides and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What do these figures mean to all the Defense Base Act worker that serve alongside the military troops? How many Defense Base Act workers have committed suicide? Frankly, we don’t know.

No similar studies or statistics have been released by the United States Department of Labor. What we do know is this: The wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan have been fought with a combination of military forces and private contractors. We also know that thousands of civilian contractors have returned home and suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - or PTSD.

The number of PTSD victims that have contacted our office alone have been staggering. With this high incidence of PTSD for DBA workers, one has to believe there are also DBA suicides.

While the military has taken pro-active steps to treat the PTSD in soldiers returning home - the DBA insurance companies have done everything they can to deny claims and prevent DBA workers from getting vital medical treatment.

If we use access to PTSD treatment and counseling as a benchmark - - one have to believe there is a high incident of suicide with DBA workers also.

United States Department of Labor: Are you listening? Are you watching? We are.

We only hope and pray that these Defense Base Act workers reach out for help. We hope and pray their families recognize these PTSD symptoms and try and get them help before it is too late. A good PTSD Defense Base Act Lawyer can help you get the help you need to get your life back. Reach out. Even if it isn't our law firm. Just reach out.

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Truth Matters
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then telling the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straight forward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugar coat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get go.

The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in.

Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case. The book has plenty of great reviews on Amazon, and it is a guide to only help you succeed in your case.

Trust me. My only goal here is meant to help honest hard working folks like you succeed in winning your DBA case.

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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