Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures and could have lifelong effects. If you or a loved one developed epilepsy after a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you could qualify for compensation for your losses.
After all, the medical care needed to treat epilepsy could cause financial strain and hardship. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has recovered substantial awards for clients with brain injuries. One of our New York traumatic epilepsy lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Recoverable Damages in an Epilepsy Lawsuit
You could be entitled to damages if you have received an epilepsy diagnosis after suffering a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligent act. Recoverable damages refer to the money a court orders someone to pay to make up for injuring someone.
Recoverable damages in traumatic epilepsy cases include:
- Pain and suffering: This category includes the severe pain and discomfort you experience due to your injuries.
- Medical costs: Any medical treatment you received associated with the injury.
- Rehabilitation costs: Including physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
- Lost income: If you had to miss work during your recovery from the injury, you could receive compensation.
- Diminished earning capacity: If you cannot return to work in the same capacity, you could be compensated for lost future wages.
A New York traumatic epilepsy lawyer at our firm can help you calculate the value of the damages to seek in your case.
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What Is Epilepsy?
Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain and include:
- Absence seizures: This type of seizure looks like rapid blinking or staring off into space for a few seconds. They are sometimes called petit mal seizures.
- Tonic-clonic seizures: Also called grand mal seizures, they can cause a person to lose consciousness, fall to the ground, and have muscle jerks or spasms. Many people feel tired after this type of seizure.
Focal seizures are located in only one part of the brain and include:
- Those without a loss of consciousness: These used to be called simple focal seizures and can cause twitching or dizziness. They also can change how things taste or smell.
- Those with some loss of consciousness: Once known as complex focal seizures, they cause someone to be confused. Sufferers describe themselves as being in a dream, with impaired awareness of their surroundings and repetitive movements.
Causes of Traumatic Epilepsy
Epilepsy and seizures caused by trauma to the brain are known as traumatic epilepsy. In most cases, doctors can trace a person’s epilepsy to a head injury.
Any kind of head trauma can result in epilepsy or seizures. Common causes include:
- Construction site accidents
- Car accidents
- Unsafe worksites
- Falls on dangerous premises
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that 1 in 10 patients hospitalized for a traumatic brain injury later developed epilepsy.
Epilepsy As a Result of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Victims who suffer a traumatic brain injury have a long road to recovery ahead of them. While they will need to undergo extensive rehabilitation, medical treatment, occupational therapy, and care, they also face the possibility of complications and side effects as a result of the injury. Epilepsy is one of those complications.
Epilepsy refers to a seizure disorder. There is a broad range of seizure disorders, but traumatic epilepsy results from a traumatic brain injury. Depending on a person’s severity of their seizure disorder, he or she may have to stop driving and working.
Brain Injuries Related to Epilepsy
Traumatic epilepsy can either show up immediately after brain trauma, or it can take days, weeks, or months for symptoms to surface. Some symptoms can be frequent and mild while others can be sporadic and unpredictable and include:
Our team of experienced brain injury attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you receive the medical care you need to correctly diagnose your epilepsy and determine the cause of your seizure disorder.
We will ensure you undergo EEG monitoring, which is monitoring with a medical testing device to measure your brain’s activity and electrical impulses.
Seizures Can Occur at Any Time After a Brain Injury
Following a traumatic brain injury, seizures can occur either immediately, or days or months later. If you experience a seizure within 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury, this is an early-onset seizure. Meanwhile, late seizures occur days, weeks, or months after a traumatic brain injury.
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Different Types of Brain Injuries Associated with Traumatic Epilepsy
The most common brain injuries associated with seizures include:
- Blunt head trauma
- Skull fractures
- Open head injury
- Penetrating injuries to the skull and brain
- Mild traumatic brain injury that results in tearing and shearing of brain fibers
- Bleeding in the brain
Why You Should Choose Dansker & Aspromonte Associates as Your New York Epilepsy Lawyer
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we aim to get the best possible outcome for you. If that means taking your case to trial, we will do it!
- We won’t charge fees unless we win or settle your case
- We aim for maximum compensation for accident victims
- We have a winning record of success at trial
Our previous verdicts and settlements show how we have helped our past clients get awarded compensation for their injuries. For example, one of our clients received $10.3 million after being hit by a truck as a pedestrian and suffering a head injury. A neurologist later diagnosed her with epilepsy.
Other personal injury cases we handle include slip and fall cases, construction accidents, brain and spinal injuries, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death cases.
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Our knowledgeable lawyers serve the NYC Metro, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens areas. If you or someone you love suffers from traumatic epilepsy due to a brain injury caused by the negligent actions of others, let our personal injury lawyers help.