Seizures are brought on by abnormal and excess brain cell activity that happens suddenly and spontaneously. People who suffer from seizures encounter uncontrollable movements and often fall to the ground while actively seizing. This poses a risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) when they fall and hit their head. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, became a victim of medical malpractice, or were struck in the head in the act of violence, our attorney at The Law offices of JG Winter can help you build your brain injury case.
Seizures can result from many reasons, but when you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury after a seizure at the cost of someone else’s negligence, it is necessary to pursue legal action. Below we’ve included information about seizures leading to a traumatic brain injury and how a qualified attorney can help your brain injury lawsuit.
Understanding How Seizures Can Happen
Seizures are prevalent, and they range in symptoms and severity, lasting anywhere from thirty seconds to two minutes. When episodes occur more than twice 24-hours apart, it is considered epilepsy. It is a seizure disorder that the CDC reports affects 3 million adults and 470,000 children nationwide. People diagnosed with this condition have medication and are followed by a specialist to control the occurrences and effects of seizures.
However, seizures are often brought on by unknown reasons or linked to increased risk after certain events. Besides epilepsy, people have an increased risk of seizing during or after events such as:
- Experiencing high fevers, especially in children
- Brain tumors and post-brain surgery
- Abnormalities in blood vessels in the brain
- A stroke and trauma to the head
- An imbalance of brain signal chemicals
- Viewing flashing lights and moving patterns
- Taking medications such as antidepressants
- Illegal drug use or alcohol intoxication
Different medical conditions and situations affect the risk and occurrence of a seizure. People often experience seizures and suffer a traumatic brain injury due to negligence, malpractice, or the liability of another party. In these cases, an experienced attorney can help you gather the information and evidence necessary to build a lawsuit against the parties responsible for your pain and suffering.
How Are Seizures and TBI Related?
When a person is actively seizing, they have no control of their body or movements. This raises the risk for falls, head injuries, and other life-threatening encounters for the individual. If a seizing episode begins and the person hits their head, they can suffer head trauma and bleed internally or externally. At this point, a seizure is causing a traumatic brain injury or a fatal accident. A sad reality is that many do not know how to help a person while they are seizing, or the person has a seizure alone and is not discovered until it is too late.
Additionally, TBIs are a common cause of seizures. When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, their chances of seizure increase. In these situations, many encounter both brain injuries and seizures. Events that can lead to TBI and increase the risk for seizures include:
- Sudden and violent blows to the head in car accidents, falls, and sports injuries
- An object penetrating the skull, such as a gunshot wound or violent blow in an act of violence
- Skull fractures after suffering injuries that compress the brain and increase pressure in the skull
TBIs and seizures are often linked because one follows the other, and ultimately, the injured person suffers pain and damage to their wellbeing. Brain injuries and seizures are taken seriously regardless of the intensity or severity of these conditions. Having a good lawyer on your side can help you gather all the information you need to be rightly compensated for your injuries. Attorney JG Winter understands your injuries and will help you navigate details of your case. With the help of our legal team, you can better understand how seizures affect a brain injury lawsuit.
Do Seizures Affect a Brain Injury Lawsuit?
When an injured victim experiences a brain injury while seizing, their head suffers trauma such as bruising to the brain, bleeding internally or externally, or mild to severe swelling. The effects alter a person’s level of consciousness and cause them to need extensive therapy, treatment, and life-changing alterations to their daily routines. Trauma to the brain and its resulting damage often cannot be reversed even with immediate medical attention. Medical personnel can only help stabilize brain injuries and prevent further injury.
If you’ve been injured, a victim of malpractice, or suffered seizures leading to head trauma at someone else’s fault, contact our legal team to guide you through the brain injury lawsuit process. No matter how simple or severe your symptoms are, brain injury and seizures are serious. You do not have to undergo all the treatment and necessary therapy without compensation for your pain and suffering after the accident.
Contact the Law Offices of JG Winter for an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney in Sacramento, CA
At the law offices of JG Winter, our legal team is dedicated to helping those who have suffered seizures and brain injuries due to auto accidents, malpractice, violence, and many other cases of negligence and wrongdoings leading to life-altering changes in brain function. Our dedicated attorney, JG Winter, has successfully helped clients build their cases and win the rightful compensation owed to them. Contact our office in Sacramento by filling out our contact form or by giving us a call at (844) 734-2626 to schedule your free consultation.