Compensation for Seizure Victims
If you suffer seizures as a result of a head injury turn to Fernando D. Vargas for help getting compensation.
Seizures are one of the lesser-known consequences of a severe head injury. Because these types of injuries are rare, not all personal injury attorneys know how to handle them. However, when you retain Fernando D. Vargas as your head injury lawyer, you can rest assured that the impact of a seizure disorder on your future will not be overlooked. Instead, Attorney Vargas will work hard to ensure that your disorder is recognized as a legitimate consequence of your head injury and compensated fully and fairly.
Characteristics of a Seizure Disorder
Seizures occur due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which interrupts electrical communication with the spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. A variety of symptoms may result, such as:
- Clenched teeth
- Rapid, fluttering eye movements
- Sudden mood changes
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
After the seizure, individuals may enter a “postictal state” characterized by confusion, headache, muscle aches, abnormal sensations, and extreme fatigue.
After two or more episodes, an individual is considered to have a seizure disorder.
Consequences of a Seizure Disorder
A seizure disorder is not only very mentally and emotionally stressful, but can also present significant challenges for the victim’s daily life. For example depending on the type of symptoms they suffer, they may not be able to drive a car safely any more or pursue their normal line of work. Some people get a certain feeling or “aura” before a seizure that gives them enough time to find privacy before the event, but even so they will find their life limited in many ways.
Some individuals may need to take anticonvulsant medications to help control their seizures. Unfortunately these medications often cause unpleasant side effects that can further interfere with the victim’s ability to ever feel fully “recovered” after their head injury.
Compensation for a Seizure Disorder
When seizures begin in the weeks or months after a head injury, it is a fair bet that the head injury caused them. However, we must still find proof of this fact in order to secure compensation for the seizures from the party that caused the head injury. This may require a lot of medical tests and monitoring including EEGs, ECGs, MRIs, CTs, spinal taps, and blood tests. These tests will need to be evaluated by a true expert to establish a link between the seizures and the accident as well as quantify the current and future medical costs for treatment of the seizures.
At The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we can help put seizure victims in touch with the medical experts needed to coordinate their care and help supply the evidence required for a strong personal injury case.
To learn more about seeking compensation for your seizure disorder following a head injury, please contact us at 909-982-0707.