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Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Practical Approach to Mitigating Legal Risk

Kass, Joseph S. MD, JD

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/
Practice Issues

ABSTRACT: Women with epilepsy are at increased risk of obstetric complications and poorer cognitive outcomes for their offspring. This article aims to provide neurologists with a practical framework for understanding, identifying, and managing legal risk when treating pregnant women with epilepsy.

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Address correspondence to Dr Joseph S. Kass, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, 1 Baylor Plaza NB-302, Houston, Texas 77030,

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Kass reports no disclosure.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Dr Kass reports no disclosure.

© 2014 American Academy of Neurology