Traumatic brain injuries affect approximately 1.7 million people every year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 52,000 of these victims lose their lives due to their brain trauma. Even if someone survives a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, they can still be left with serious side effects, such as seizures.
Seizures can strike suddenly and without warning, leaving you susceptible to injuries like broken bones when you lose consciousness and fall. If you have suffered a TBI due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more, contact a knowledgeable Appleton personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Most people associate seizures with the health condition epilepsy. However, severe brain damage can also lead to seizures. Basically, the damage from the accident can cause brain tissue to harden, forming what is essentially a scar in the brain. This scarring can interfere with the normal transmissions between neurons. Eventually, the interference from the scar tissue is enough to cause "short-circuits" in the brain, or seizures.
Although there are different types of seizures with regards to severity, these losses of awareness can lead to other dangers besides the attacks themselves. People who suffer a complete loss of consciousness during a seizure can lose control of their cars while driving, fall and fracture a bone, and much more. Even petite seizures can cause a person to lose awareness and drown.
Unfortunately, seizures are not the only complications that can arise from a TBI. You may require constant care after a brain injury in order to protect you from other side effects. If you have suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s carelessness, you can fight back. Contact an experienced Appleton personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case.