Advocates for Families Who Suffer When a Loved One is Left in a Coma
Providing strong representation for family members of those in a persistent vegetative state in facilities throughout Kentucky
Sometimes when a person has been in a serious accident, the resulting brain injuries are so severe that he or she falls into a coma. People in comas are still medically alive, but unable to communicate with the world around them. Family, loved ones and friends worry and wait for them to revive and they are unsure of what their loved one’s quality of life will consist of if and when they do regain consciousness.
The condition of a person who has been in a coma might improve to the point of being in a persistent vegetative state, which has some lower brain function, but still not in a conscious state. When someone is in a vegetative state, it is as if they are neither dead not alive. Their lives are suspended; they are unable to communicate, care for themselves or earn a living. They require around the clock care and ongoing medical attention. When the coma or vegetative state were brought about by an accident caused by the negligence of another there is legal recourse which would allow the family and loved ones to obtain compensation on behalf of the injured person for their injuries.
At Crandall & Pera Law, our work is helping people who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence get the compensation they deserve. We fully investigate the accident or incident to discover who is at fault and hold them accountable for their negligence. We fight for a favorable settlement so that our clients can continue to get the care and support they will need.
Common causes of severe brain injury
Serious brain injury that results in a coma can be caused by many different events, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Sporting or recreational activities
- Medical malpractice during brain surgical procedures
- Misdiagnosed bacterial or spinal meningitis
One of the dangers associated with persistent vegetative state is a secondary injury that can occur. These injuries include infections, bedsores and pneumonia. Patients in comas or vegetative states are also at risk for contractures in their joints, and deformities in their joints, bones and muscles from laying immobile in the same position for weeks or months on end. Because of the reduced brain activity, there is sometimes no way to determine the extent of any anoxic or hypoxic brain injury that may have occurred during or after the accident.
At Crandall & Pera Law we can help uncover all of the facts of the case and determine whether or not the family is in a position to file a claim for compensation for the injured party’s injuries and losses. We represent clients in Kentucky with more than 60 years of combined legal experience in catastrophic personal injury law.
Contact us if a loved one is in a persistent vegetative state after an injury
At Crandall & Pera Law, we help families make the important decisions they need, and fight for the recovery they deserve. If your family member’s life is literally hanging in the balance after a serious accident, we invite you to contact as at 877.686.8879 or through our contact form. We maintain multiple offices in Kentucky, so we are always near when you need us most.