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Central New York Smokers At Risk For Seizures

Central New York women who smoke, including women smokers in Syracuse, Watertown, Utica, Herkimer, Auburn, Oswego, Binghamton and other upstate New York State cities, have an increased risk of developing seizures.

According to a recent study, smokers were two to three times more likely to suffer a seizure. Theories for the increase in seizure activity include nicotine, and the fact that smoking decreases oxygen in the blood which decreases sleep (and increases the risk for seizures).

Generally, seizures arise from abnormal electrical activity in the brain, and are often associated with symptoms such as vision changes, a change in sensation, convulsions, and a loss of consciousness. Common causes of seizures include epilepsy, head trauma and stroke.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of injury cases, including those involving the failure to properly diagnose, treat, or prevent seizures. If you or a loved one were have experienced seizures, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and hospital negligence attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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