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Epilepsy - Disability Claim

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder where the brain activity becomes abnormal causing seizures or episodes of unusual behavior.  Epilepsy can affect every aspect of your life and it can be debilitating. Anyone can develop epilepsy and it can affect both females and males of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. 

At Share Lawyers, our experienced lawyers have extensive experience in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. We understand the patient and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from your symptoms you are not at your best, and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.

We would encourage you to contact our Long-Term Disability Lawyers to consult further about your claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

There are time limits to all claims and any delay in proceeding may be subject to a deadline so you should not delay in proceeding with your claim or obtaining legal advice to clarify these deadlines. 

Click here to take a Free Online Assessment now and find out if you have a case. 

Facts & Figures - Epilepsy

Because epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in the brain, seizures can affect various different brain areas.  Seizure signs and symptoms can include;
  • Temporary confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Staring spells
  • Uncontrollable jerking limb movements or convulsive body movements

Fact: Approximately 1 in 100 Canadians have epilepsy.

Fact: Some causes of epilepsy can include; brain injury or brain damage, structural brain abnormalities during brain development, genetics or a combination of two or more of these factors. For many people with epilepsy the cause is unknown.

Fact: Medications and sometimes surgery can be used to control seizures.  

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