Keeping a Seizure History or Diary


If you are filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits based on a Seizure Disorder, the main question that arises when analyzing the claim is the frequency of seizures occurring. Some claimants will go to the Emergency Room for certain seizures, but not for every seizure that occurs. Therefore, medical records do not always tell the complete story. One thing that you can do for yourself that may have a positive impact on your claim is by keeping a seizure diary. Make sure to document the dates and times that you experienced a seizure, if the seizure was witnessed by another person, if you lost consciousness, how long the seizure lasted for, and how you felt after experiencing the seizure. Also, be sure to note how long it took for you to “recover” from the seizure (such as having to lie down and sleep for two hours). The more thorough your entries are, the more helpful your seizure diary can be. Seizure diaries, in addition to your medical records, can help clarify how often you are experiencing seizures, how often the seizures last for, and how you have felt after you experience a seizure. This can be helpful information not only for yourself, but your attorney, and ultimately an Administrative Law Judge that is deciding your case.

Written by Hoglund Law

The attorneys of Hoglund law are licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio. Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC is based in Roseville, Minnesota. In addition to handling cases involving bankruptcy & social security, Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC handles faulty drugs and toxic exposure.

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