Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes repeated seizures over a period of time.
Epilepsy is the result of permanent brain damage which causes over-excitability of the brain, resulting in unpredictable seizures.
Epilepsy not due to birth defects may be caused by dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, infections, AIDS, brain tumors, brain blood vessel disorders, or use of particular medications.
Epilepsy is diagnosed by EEG, blood chemistry, blood sugar, liver and kidney function, spinal tap, infection testing, CT Sacn and MRI.
Treatment for epilepsy may include surgery or medication, removal of tumor and may, or may not, be permanent.
Lifestyle changes may also help decrease symptoms of epilepsy, although the patient may continue to qualify for long-term disability benefits.
Contact us for assistance with your epilepsy long-term disability insurance claim or appeal.