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Well-controlled epilepsy

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:39 pm
by dschrauben
I am wondering what what accommodations are reasonable with a well-controlled epileptic when the neurologist states the employee doesn't need any work accommodations such as hazardous machine use (no DOT medical card required), working at heights etc.

Re: Well-controlled epilepsy

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:20 pm
by Robert Swotinsky MD
Typical work restrictions for patients include no driving, no climbing to heights, and no working with machinery or under conditions in which significant injury to self or others is predictable if a seizure occurred. If the person's seizure history is remote and/or secondary to a precipitating event such as infection or tumor (that has since been resolved), there may be no need for restriction at all.

Re: Well-controlled epilepsy

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:25 am
by dschrauben
Thanks.