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Seizures After Brain Injuries

A seizure is a brief breakdown in the brain that causes a person to convulse, shake, suffer a mood swing, or undergo any number of abnormal behaviors. In some cases, seizure is the main symptom of a disorder known as epilepsy. Sometimes, though, seizures can be caused by a traumatic brain injury, although it may take weeks or even months for a person to develop this problem after suffering brain trauma.

If you have developed seizures or other long-term consequences as a result of a traumatic brain injury, the person responsible for your injury may also be held liable for your ongoing pain and suffering. To discuss your case, contact a knowledgeable Jacksonville brain injuries lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

Types of Seizures

After brain injuries, your brain can form scar tissue that eventually disrupts the signals that travel across the brain. With a generalized or grand mal seizure, electrical activity pulses through the entire brain, causing the typical convulsing and loss of consciousness people typically identify with seizures. There are also partial seizures, which affect only one part of the brain. Partial seizures are the most common type of seizure and are often divided into two categories:

  • Simple Partial Seizure- usually disturbs an individual’s movement or speech and can possibly cause hallucinations or delusions
  • Complex Partial Seizure- this involves the portion of the brain that deals with memory and consciousness

A damaged brain may be able to work around an injury for a time, but eventually a breakdown occurs. Unfortunately, these seizures are often incurable, and a person can experience these episodes for the rest of his or her life after suffering a brain injury.

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Traumatic brain injuries can be severe, and they can leave a person with permanent brain damage. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to another person’s careless or reckless behavior, the experienced Jacksonville brain injury attorney Donald Guthrie may be able to help. Contact us today at 904-296-1088 to learn more about your legal options.

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