Epileptic seizures (colloquially a fit) are brief episodes of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain". The outward effect can vary from wild thrashing movement (tonic-clonic seizure) to as mild as a brief loss of awareness (absence seizure). The syndrome of recurrent, unprovoked seizures is termed epilepsy, but seizures can occur in people who do not have epilepsy. Additionally there are a number of conditions that look like seizures but are not.After a first seizure, treatment is generally not needed unless specific problems are found on either electroencephalogram or imaging of the brain.
Posts about Seizures
  • Fighting Title 31 Currency Seizures issued by CBP

    … This article is going to cover a specific subsection of Title 31 currency seizures. These seizures are typically initiated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to travelers who fail to declare currency they are traveling with in excess of $10,000. Additionally, CBP may seize currency when travelers conspire to defeat reporting requirements…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 15 readers -
  • How “Foreseeability” Applies to Personal Injury Cases

    ….), intentional acts of violence (intentional torts such as false imprisonment, battery and assault), and criminal acts committed by a 3rd party are usually seen as unforeseeable events. If, for example, you were involved in an accident that did not initially cause injury, but were assaulted by a 3rd party while waiting for the tow truck…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 20 readers -
  • Dallas Zoloft® Birth Defect Lawyers

    …The use of Zoloft® while pregnant has been shown to cause serious birth defects in newborn children. If your baby was born with birth defects due to the use of Zoloft while pregnant, we may be able to help recover substantial compensation for your child. Contact the Dallas Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm today for a free…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

    … of an injury to the brachial plexus nerves will differ from those you would find in a skull fracture. On the other hand, since the majority of these injuries are related to either the brain or head, lethargy and seizures are the most common symptoms. These symptoms can occur within hours of delivery. Do I have a potential birth injury lawsuit? The potential…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Warning Signs of Infant Brain Damage at Birth

    … of the eyes. They suffer from convulsions or seizures. They have clear fluid draining from their ears or nose. They exhibit weakness in their toes and/or fingers. If your child is over a certain age, keep close track of their developmental milestones such as rolling over, sitting up, standing, and speech. Failing to reach these milestones…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 34 readers -
  • Understanding Brain Injury After an Illinois Car Accident

    …, including: Seizures – Seizures indicated a disturbance in your brain’s activity. There are many different types of seizures, any of which could indicate a traumatic brain injury. Seizures could include convulsions, lapses into unconsciousness, muscle rigidity, muscle spasms, and other uncontrollable movements or outbursts. Double Vision – Trouble…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -

    … “Qualified Medical Condition”. Qualified Medical Conditions include: 1) Cancer; 2) Epilepsy and seizures; 3) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; 4) Cachexia/wasting syndrome; 5) Parkinson’s disease; 6) Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome; 7) Multiple sclerosis; 8) Spinocerebellara Ataxia (SCA); 9) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; 10) Severe…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • Failure to Communicate Change in Condition

    …. The surgery resulted in even more complications, including the loss of blood. She was also experienced seizures, and cardiac arrest, which was temporarily remedied with CPR. She had congestive heart failure, fluid in her lungs, brain damage, pneumonia, and respiratory distress syndrome. After 12 days in the ICU, the woman died. Communication…

    Ethan Manning/ 39 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana Debate Continues in Pennsylvania

    … the treatment of symptoms and pain related to multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),3 post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, and more. Recent Congressional Hearing on Medical Marijuana On March 24, legislators and physicians gathered in Philadelphia…

    Gabriel Levin/ 15 readers -
  • How You Can Fight Back Against Abusive Debt Collectors

    … of arrest, jail time, lawsuits on debts too old to sue for, unlawful property seizures, and threats to collect from income exempt from the collection process. Some of the common false statements or false representations made by collectors included debt collectors posing as debt collection lawyers or as law enforcement officers, advising the consumer…

    Ed Woods/ Bond and Botes- 33 readers -
  • Dallas Chemical Burn Lawyer

    …, seizures, feeling of weakness, abdominal pain, unconsciousness, itching, swelling and pain at the site of contact, rash and/or hives, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Most chemical burns will leave the victim with permanent scars, disfigurement, and can sometimes lead to nerve and/or brain damage. You deserve to be compensated for for ALL damages…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -
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