When a person experiences a traumatic brain injury in Arizona, they also can put themselves at risk for further injuries caused due to seizures triggered by the initial injury to the brain. Seizures and brain injuries often occur concurrently, with seizures an unfortunate symptom of many traumatic brain injuries. Seizures can follow immediately after the brain injury or slowly over time, with brain injury victims sometimes not having symptoms of seizures for many years after the initial accident. Generally, the more severe a traumatic brain injury the greater the chances are that the brain injury victim will develop seizures.
By definition, a seizure is described medically as uninhibited electrical activity in the brain that may create physical convulsion, minor physical signs, thought disturbances, or a combination of symptoms. Put in layman’s terms, a seizure is like a short circuit in the brain that is caused when the brain’s electrical impulses get overloaded.
Types of Seizures
There are a number of different types of seizures that are on a scale from serious to minor. Regardless of the type and severity, brain injuries commonly produce seizures. Should you believe that you may be experiencing seizures that stem from a brain injury, it is vital that you contact both your doctor and a trusted Arizona brain injury attorney right away.
A brain injury will frequently lead to what is called a generalized or tonic-clonic seizure. Those who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury are twelve times more likely to develop a generalized seizure that the general public. People who have had a traumatic brain injury may also develop epilepsy, a seizure disorder, and over half of those see epileptic symptoms within a year of the date of the accident.
Traumatic brain injury can also bring on what is called complex partial seizures, which can change the way a person interacts with or interprets their environment. A common symptom is automatic repetitive behaviour, which can include smacking of lips, walking in circles, involuntary laughter, or other strange behaviour. Changes in perception and even hallucinations can occur in such cases. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures can also occur in brain injury victims, which look similar to epileptic seizures, but do not produce the electrical charges seen in epilepsy.
Get the Help You Deserve
If you believe that your brain injury was brought about by another person’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for expenses associated with your injury. Contact the skilled Arizona personal injury lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today for a free, no-obligation consultation of your potential case.