Though, epilepsy can show up immediately, it can sometimes take months or even years before it rears its ugly head. The brain injury may appear minor at first, but then turn very serious down the road.
Experts believe that the more severe the brain injury is, the greater the risk of developing epilepsy and experiencing seizures.
So, how do traumatic brain injuries result in epileptic seizures? A brain injury can damage the pathways to the brain. This can cause the electrical function of the brain to short circuit resulting in a seizure.
If you do experience seizures resulting from a TBI, you should seek medical attention as soon a possible, since seizures can be very dangerous. Fortunately, if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury and experience seizures, there is treatment available. Your doctor may prescribe anti-seizure medication.
As a TBI victim, you may also face a mountain of medical bills that you can’t pay. To make matters worse, your injury may be preventing you from working. An experienced California brain injury attorney may be able to help you hold the negligent party liable.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, you should contact our office at (800) 989-6385 for a free case evaluation.
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