Photosensitive epilepsy is a medical condition that people likely do not even know they have until they suffer its effects. Photosensitive epilepsy is the condition of experiencing seizures when one is exposed to bright, rapid flashes, lights, or images.

If people are given accurate information in a timely manner, then they can avoid situations that may cause them seizures. If you have or someone you know has suffered epileptic seizures because of bright, rapid images or lights and were not warned about them, contact the Clearwater medical malpractice lawyer of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC by calling 1-727-441-9030.

Epilepsy Triggers

There are a number of ways in which an individual’s photosensitive epilepsy can be triggered. Movies can be one source. There have been a number of situations when people see bright flashes in movies and suffer seizures. Or, people playing video games have also been known to suffer seizures because of the bright and rapid images that come on screen. Interestingly, fluorescent lighting also has caused seizures in people. The wavelength of the light is such that it affects some people’s eyes and brains.

Warning Labels

Photosensitive epilepsy is an official medical condition, and people who have experienced seizures after viewing bright, rapid things have faced serious medical concerns. As a result, people who are offering certain products, for example, need to provide warnings that their products may cause seizures. Many video games have warning notices informing potential purchasers that if they play the video games they may suffer seizures.

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