Missed diagnosis: VA fails to provide adequate traumatic brain injury exams


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Nearly 25,000 veterans across the United States have received improper traumatic brain injury exams, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The federal agency said from 2007 through 2015, in some cases, unqualified specialists performed the TBI exams.

Now, the VA is asking those veterans to be reexamined and CBS North Carolina Investigates found 2,992 of those people are from North Carolina.

In 2008, Fort Bragg-based Nate Anderson was in Afghanistan when a Humvee he was riding in hit an IED.

“I had been seen by a number of physicians who were not qualified to treat or diagnose traumatic brain injuries,” Anderson said. “I’m telling my story so it will bring some light to the situation.”