The Epilepsy Society
The Epilepsy Society describe epilepsy as ‘not just one condition, but a group of many different 'epilepsies' with one thing in common: a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain.’
Not all seizures are as a result of epilepsy. Epileptic seizures vary in symptoms and severity but all seizures start in the brain. The seizures can be very distressing for both the person experiencing the seizure and for those who witness it.
Epilepsy is a relatively common condition and can affect both children and adults alike. As a result, although there is no cure for epilepsy, effective treatments have been developed which help to manage the condition, meaning many suffering with epilepsy can live a normal life.
Unfortunately, there are occasions where a diagnosis is delayed which can have a serious impact on the sufferer’s quality of life as the administration of treatment is delayed. Epilepsy can have a massive impact on your employment, ability to care for any dependants, the ability to drive and other aspects of daily life and therefore any delay in treatment means these aspects of your life may have been affected for longer than necessary and a claim for compensation can be made.
The Epilepsy Society are hosting a ‘Wear Purple Day’ on 26 March 2018, to promote awareness of the condition. Wolferstans are proudly taking part in this event. Check out our twitter account, @wolferstansmedneg for pictures of the staff proudly wearing purple on this day and of our purple themed bake sale!