Seizures after Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can have many serious and possibly devastating consequences on a person’s health. One of these is the development of seizures that can begin soon after the injury, or many months after the injury. In some cases, seizures may begin to appear months or even years after the person has suffered the injury.

The severity or frequency of the seizures may be related to the severity of the injury. The more severe the traumatic brain injury, the greater the frequency and severity of the seizures. Certain types of brain injury also seem to have a higher risk of seizures. For instance, persons who have suffered an acute intracranial hematoma are much more likely to suffer seizures. In one study, out of approximately 4, 200 persons who had suffered a mild head injury, 53% developed epilepsy, and out of these, 57% developed the epilepsy within a year of suffering the injury. In fact, the risk of seizures is so high when a person has a brain injury, that doctors often suggest a preventative course of medication in other to control symptoms of epilepsy.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important that that you work together with a Denver brain injury attorney to account for all of your medical damages another and to prevent financial distress in the future.

Your claim must include not just medical expenses, hospitalization costs, medication costs, surgeries, and rehabilitation therapy costs associated with your treatment, but also the cost of making modifications to your home and car to accommodate your injury, as well as the cost of purchasing other aids that can help you lead a normal life. Remember, that a brain injury of even moderate intensity can make it difficult for a person to perform even routine tasks.

Schedule an evaluation of your case by a Denver brain injury attorney, and discuss your case.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.