Brain injuries and epilepsy affect thousands of people each year. While epilepsy is often inherited, it can just as easily result from a traumatic brain injury. New studies have discovered an intricate link between traumatic brain injuries and the onset of epilepsy later in life. If your traumatic brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to bring a lawsuit and recover damages
The lawyers at the Hampton, Virginia-based Brain Injury Law Center have many years of experience in litigating traumatic brain injury lawsuits. Our team is a national leader in personal injury lawsuits and we specialize in litigating accidents that have resulted in brain injuries. Contact us online or by calling (757) 244-7000 to begin the legal process. Our team is standing by to help you achieve justice.
What Are TBIs and Epilepsy?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur whenever you receive a bump or blow to the head. TBIs can range in severity from mild concussions to severe, life-changing injuries. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Memory loss
- Persistent headache
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Lack of coordination
Traumatic brain injuries can occur during trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents, assaults, or while playing recreational sports. Any blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury with the consequences ranging from mild to severe.
Sometimes, the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries do not become clear until much later. Epilepsy is one such effect. Epilepsy is a recurrent neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent seizures. To learn more about how traumatic brain injuries may be related to epilepsy, read on.
What Is the Connection Between Epilepsy and Brain Injury? Study Findings
Studies conducted by the CDC have demonstrated a strong connection between traumatic brain injuries and epilepsy. Traumatic brain injuries have been shown to be a leading cause of epilepsy. Additional studies have found that when a person experiences a blow to the head, brain tissue can be damaged and normal brain activity may be disrupted. These disruptions may change the way neurons in the brain communicate with each other. Such changes may lead to the development of epilepsy or other neurological disorders.
A traumatic brain injury can cause an epileptic seizure immediately after the injury or epilepsy may not surface until years later. After you have sustained any type of head injury, it is important to seek medical attention to be checked for any kind of closed head injury. Traumatic brain injuries are often called “invisible injuries” because they may go completely undetected.
What Can I Expect to Recover in an Epilepsy and TBI Lawsuit?
If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit depending on the facts and circumstances of your case. A traumatic brain injury that leads to a condition like epilepsy may change everything about your life.
You may need additional medical care, therapies, or assistance. Sometimes, bringing a lawsuit to hold responsible parties accountable is the only way to ensure that you have the finances you need to heal properly. Damages are money awarded by the court to the injured party in order to make them whole.
Damages in a traumatic brain injury/epilepsy lawsuit may include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages and earning capacity
- Compensation for medical bills and prescription costs
- Compensation for any ongoing medical treatments or therapy
- Pain and suffering
Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, the court may also choose to award punitive damages or damages meant to punish a defendant’s, especially harmful behavior.
If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury and now deal with the consequences of epilepsy, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit for damages.
Contact an Experienced TBI Attorney
The lawyers at the Brain Injury Law Center are very experienced in litigating traumatic brain injury accidents. When choosing an attorney to represent you and your case, it is important to consider that law firm’s experience and the results they have achieved in the type of case you are hiring them for.
The attorneys at the Brain Injury Law Center will work for you to get you the best possible outcome for your case. They recognize how important damages are for your medical care and healing process.
The lawyers at the Brain Injury Law Center have achieved remarkable results for their clients, including a $10 million dollar trial award for a man who sustained a TBI in a car crash and a $3 million dollar settlement for a woman who suffered a mild TBI. Contact our team of attorneys at the Brain Injury Law Center online or by calling (757) 244-7000. Let our experienced attorneys handle your case and achieve justice for you.