Epilepsy Negligence Claims

Epileptic seizures occur when signals being sent to the brain are interrupted causing a temporary change in the way the brain works. Epilepsy is one of the most common brain conditions in the UK and can be broadly classified into two types - partial seizures and generalised seizures.

Causes of Epilepsy

There are many factors which have been linked to the development of epilepsy and in some cases the exact cause is never found. The more common factors are severe head injuries, brain damage during birth and brain tumours.

Misdiganosis of Epilepsy

There are occasions where patients are diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy where it was actually discovered they were just suffering from a migraine or other minor condition. This often results in them receiving unnecessary drugs and treatment that impacts upon their life and of course causes them and their family unnecessary worry and stress. This can amount to Epilepsy Negligence.

Misdiagnosis of Form of Epilepsy

On other occasions patients have been correctly diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy but the type and severity of the epilepsy has been misdiagnosed and they have not been prescribed the correct drugs or treatment. Epilepsy is treated using Anti Epileptic drugs (AEDS) of which there are many different types and historically often more than one AED is prescribed at the same time. AEDS are known to have wide ranging and often very intrusive side effects. When prescribed several at the same time this can sometimes result in severe side effects which greatly impact on a persons life sometimes delaying their educational and personal development.

If you think this may relate to you or a member of your family you may be entitled to compensation.

Expert Epilepsy Assistance Awaits You

If you believe you or a member of your family may have a medical negligence claim relating to a diagnosis of epilepsy, we can connect you with a specialist epilepsy solicitor. All of our medical negligence solicitors have vast experience in dealing with all aspects of medical negligence claims and will use this experience to advise you whether you have a claim.


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Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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