This week, Kerry Kennedy – the ex-wife of Andrew Cuomo (Governor of New York), the daughter of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of President John F. Kennedy – was involved in a car crash that witnesses say she caused when her Lexus ran into a tractor trailer truck on New York Interstate 684.
No one was seriously injured in the accident, luckily, but Kerry Kennedy does have a lot to do in order to prove that she was not driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol at the time.
So far, Kerry Kennedy is doing a good job of proving just that, because Kennedy is educating the police, the courts, and due to her family’s fame, the American public of one more hazard of even a mild head injury: the possibility of seizures in the future.
Kennedy Argues She Is Victim of Traumatic Brain Injury Seizure
Kennedy’s head injury is not recent. However, brain injuries often have lifelong consequences. Even a minor brain injury can result in seizure disorders or even epilepsy. The fact that Kerry Kennedy acted in a manner that led police on the scene to suspect that she was high on drugs or drunk on alcohol only leads credibility to her argument, since testing has shown that she had no intoxicating substances in her blood stream at the time of the wreck.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a head injury, either playing sports, falling at the mall, while in a car accident, or in any other scenario where your head was jarred or hit, then it is important to be aware of the risk of seizures or epilepsy in the future.
Seizures vs Epilepsy
Brain seizures are brain electrical malfunctions, where the nerve cells operate in an intense, rapid manner. Seizures can be mild and barely noticeable or they can be severe in strength and duration. Epilepsy is simply a diagnosis of having multiple seizures over time.
Once again, if you or your child has suffered even a minor head injury, then please do not dismiss it — check things out with a doctor. Be careful out there.