Son-in-law refuses to cease driving after having seizures | Recommendation Columns

    Son-in-law refuses to stop driving after having seizures | Advice Columns

    My son-in-law was diagnosed with epilepsy 25 years ago. He usually has two or three attacks a year. He has seen a neurologist over and over again, but has not been to the doctor for his medication for several years. He works in the medical field and gets his medication from the doctors he works with.

    He recently had a seizure after dropping one of his children off for an appointment. Fortunately, the child was not in the car when it destroyed it. My question is how involved should I be? Should I confront him? Unfortunately, my grandson reached her father's mother. Her answer was that she would pay for him to align the spine. Did I mention that he refuses to stop driving?

    I am extremely concerned about the well-being of my daughter and four grandchildren, as well as the lives of others on the streets who may be hurt or killed by his actions. Do I have the right to be involved? My friends and other family members tell me there is nothing I can do.

    – Scared in the south

    Better scared: Your son-in-law should not take medication for his epilepsy from doctors who are not closely related to his care. If the accident did not serve as a wake-up call to speak to his doctor, it should.

    Contact your car insurance company and ask what you can do about an epileptic driver who tends to have seizures several times a year while driving. If you don't find instructions there, the state police where your son-in-law lives may be interested in what you have to say.

    Her daughter and family have been fortunate enough not to have been seriously injured, but this may not always be the case. The only thing you should NOT do is keep silent.


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