Epilepsy has many different causes and affects individuals with varying degrees of severity. Those suffering with brain disorder know it can significantly affect everyday living. Patients are not the only ones who suffer from the condition—loved ones bear the burden, too.
Many times, epilepsy develops after head trauma sustained in a car wreck or some other type of accident. It does not matter how minor the head trauma seems—epilepsy can develop from any Chicago brain injury. With good medical care, many people are able to manage their epilepsy and go on to lead a normal life. However, the disorder does exact a toll on sufferers including:
- Emotional and behavioral problems may be associated with epilepsy and can cause added stress for individuals and their families.
- Ongoing medical costs can add up. Medications, special diets, and surgeries may be needed to treat and control seizures.
- Service dogs can help those with epilepsy by lying on top of them and holding them still during a seizure. These dogs can cost well over $10,000, and are not typically covered by insurance.
- Most states do not allow epileptics to drive until a specific amount of seizure-free time has passed.
- Epileptics may be unable to participate in certain recreational activities because they may trigger an epileptic seizure.
If you, or someone you love, have developed epilepsy as a result of a Chicago car wreck or some other accident, the pain and suffering felt may not be limited to the head injury itself. Symptoms of epilepsy may take months to show after a head trauma, so don’t assume your seizure is a coincidence. Contact a caring, and experienced professional Chicago brain injury attorney at Lane & Lane today at 312-332-1400. We will take the time to examine your case and help you with your next steps toward seeking compensation for your injuries.