Irwin N. Perr


Post-traumatic epilepsy is a condition of great importance to the lawyer in personal injury work in that it can result from injury. In any specific case, it must be differentiated from epilepsy resulting from other causes. In addition, it is an unusual entity in that it may develop long after the injury. Therefore the probability or improbability of such a complication may be an important medicolegal consideration. This paper analyzes many of these factors and illustrates how present knowledge can be better used in the legal handling of such problems.