Turley Law July 2017

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In my opinion, and the opinion of many medical professionals, PTSD is not the right name for the condition that affects so many of our bravest men and women returning from work overseas. While Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder has become the accepted name for this condition, it really should be considered a Post-Traumatic Stress Injury. The symptoms may not be visible on your body the way they would be if you were physically wounded, but the effects are there all the same. Now, I understand why it can be hard to speak up about PTSD. Many people suffering from it are used to operating at a high level, and it can be tough to cope with waking up in the middle of the night, unpredictable mood swings, and the other troubles that can show up long after traumatic events. The negative connotation surrounding PTSD doesn’t help matters, but I’m here to tell you that connotation is nonsense. There is absolutely no shame in seeking help, and the sooner you reach out to a medical professional, the sooner your life will get better. There is no amount of training that can prepare you for the situations you may face when working in a dangerous area or combat zone. Based on what I see every day, even people working “inside the wire” can be exposed to trauma that isn’t easy to shake. Having to wake up to a forward operating base being shelled by mortars is not a normal human experience, and having a strong reaction to it is perfectly understandable. PTSD affects people working in every section of the military, including Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Green Berets. In the same way that you don’t go it alone while abroad, you don’t have to deal with PTSD on your own. Creating a support system of family, friends, co-workers, counselors, and/or other medical personnel is the best way to get back on the path toward a normal life. If you’re dealing with lack of sleep, anger issues, relationship problems, stress, and the like, it can be hard on you and your family. The most important thing you can do is take the proper steps to make your daily life better. I have seen firsthand what PTSD can do to good folks and their families. Know this: If it can happen to our clients that are former Navy SEALS, it can happen to anyone, including you and your loved ones. But the good news is that you can get to a better place. Time and again, I have seen folks get better with good counseling. Time and again, I have seen families saved.

While getting proper care is absolutely the most important aspect in overcoming PTSD, you should also know that you are entitled to significant compensation under the Defense Base Act. In addition to improving your quality of life, doctors can help prove to the court that you deserve to be compensated for your traumatic injury. I strongly recommend that you do four things, in this order, if you or a loved one is a current or former overseas contractor that you suspect has PTSD. First, claim your copy of 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. I suggest you go to amazon.com and read the reviews. But you don’t have to order it from amazon.com and pay $16.95 (although my wife probably wishes you did). Instead you can request it from us, and we will ship it to you for free. Whenever possible, I recommend that you read my book before you take any steps related to your DBA case. Including before you fill out any forms, sign any documents, talk to the DBA insurance adjuster, or even hire a lawyer. Second, you need to lawyer up. ASAP. It doesn’t have to be us. But you need to find the best, honest, experienced DBA law firm that will agree to take your case. Third, you can bring a successful DBA claim even if you haven’t worked overseas for years. There are no guarantees in life or law, but we have had success in these cases. But the sooner you get your claim on file, the stronger your case is going to be. The DBA has several statutes of limitations (time limits on when you can file a claim), and getting your DBA case filed sooner is always better. You don’t want to miss out on significant money compensation because you waited too long to file. If you have questions about this, I cover all of this in my DBA book. Fourth, one of the questions I get asked a lot is can I bring a DBA case even if I have already settled a DBA physical injury claim? The short answer is, “Yes.” This is actually more common than you might think. PTSD injuries often take years to manifest. So, if this is you or a loved one, don’t hesitate to get help and file another DBA case. Finally, PTSD may not leave scars on your body, but that doesn’t mean the scars are not real. You shouldn’t suffer in silence. Talking about this issue can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move forward with your life.

- Bill Turley


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Secrets, Intrigue, and Danger

Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), an innocent advertising executive, is wrongly identified as the enemy of a mysterious organization that wants to export government secrets, he ends up at the center of an international intrigue. Featuring a set piece at Mount Rushmore that has become one of the most iconic sequences in film history, “North by Northwest” is a spine-tingling delight. TV Series: ‘The Americans’

Everyone knows James Bond, but he’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to media about the fascinating world of spies and intelligence agencies. Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some TV, read a book, or check out a movie you’ve been meaning to watch. With the season upon us, take a look at these exemplary pieces of fictional spycraft. Novel: ‘The Spy Who Came in From the Cold’ by John Le Carre The author, born David John Moore Cornwell, was a member of the British Secret Intelligence Agency when he began his writing career, which explains why he opted for the pen name John Le Carre. His third novel, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold,” centers on a fake defection of a senior British agent to east Germany. With exacting detail and plenty of excitement, Le Carre depicts a tangled web of Cold War espionage. From the moment you pick up this book, it’ll be hard to put down. Movie: ‘North by Northwest’ Alfred Hitchcock is regarded as the Master of Suspense, so it’s only fitting that he explored the world of covert missions. “North by Northwest” is a classic film about mistaken identity. When

What if the seemingly boring travel agents across the street were, in fact, deep cover Soviet operatives? That, in short, is the premise of FX’s breathtaking thriller “The Americans.” Philip and Elizabeth Jennings have to deal with raising kids, navigating an arranged marriage, and making friends with the neighbors, all while taking orders from the KGB. The setup makes every scene crackle with tension.

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