Ohio Persistent Vegetative State / Coma

Legal Advocates For Families Of Accident Victims Who Fall Into A Coma

Ohio Lawyers Fight For Your Loved One’s Rights

The worst accident case scenario, short of a wrongful death, is when someone falls into a coma – especially when it is due to someone else’s negligence. A coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness.  Some coma victims improve, but only to the point of a persistent vegetative state.

In both cases, comas and vegetative states, around the clock care is required. The medical care expenses for these catastrophic injuries is enormous. The Ohio catastrophic lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law will investigate the cause of the accident that caused the person’s coma and hold the wrongdoers accountable.

Coma vs. Persistent Vegetative State

A person in a coma is alive but essentially is in a prolonged state of sleep and unaware of their surroundings. Comas are horrendous experiences not just for the victim but for family members too. Family and friends constantly worry whether their loved one will regain consciousness and what the victim’s quality of life will be upon awakening.

A person in a vegetative state has some low-brain function abilities such as being able to breathe on their own and sleep. They may also be able to open their eyes and make sounds. They are not able to communicate or follow instructions. People in a coma must remain in a hospital. Victims in a vegetative state may be able to live in a facility or even at home.

Medical Causes Of Severe Brain Injury

Before a legal case commences, your attorney must prove what caused the coma. There are many reasons people can enter into a coma. Comas develop when there is an injury to the brain. Undue pressure, bleeding, loss of oxygen and toxin buildup can cause brain injuries. More than a half of all comas are caused by head trauma or some irregularity in the way the brain’s circulatory system functions.

Common medical reasons for comas include:

  • Trauma
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Stroke
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Infection
  • Toxins
  • Seizures

Secondary Injuries For Coma Victims

People in a coma or vegetative state are at risk for additional medical problems. Many patients suffer infections, pneumonia or bedsores. The joints can contract or become deformed. Bones and muscles can deteriorate. The real extent of the brain injury can be difficult to diagnose

The personal injury attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law’s Ohio offices help the victim’s family anticipate these secondary medical problems, you can be assured you will have the funds to address and treat these complications.

Event Causes Of Coma Inducing Brain Injuries

Catastrophic events that can cause a coma or a permanent vegetative state include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Truck accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Medical malpractice during surgical procedures aimed at improving brain function
  • Medical misdiagnosis or spinal or bacterial meningitis

When your loved one’s coma is caused by the recklessness or carelessness or another, your attorney at Crandall & Pera Law is on your side to pursue legal justice. We help you obtain full and fair compensation for your loved one’s injuries.

Contact A Local Ohio Crandall & Pera Law Office If A Loved Family Member Is In A Persistent Vegetative State Or A Coma After An Injury

The Ohio catastrophic injury lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law help families who literally need to make life and death decisions on behalf of a loved one. We work aggressively to get you the money you and your loved one deserves so you can make smart decisions based on medical reasons and not financial reasons.  Please call us to discuss your case at 877.686.8879 or complete our contact form to make an appointment at one of our offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Chesterland or Chagrin Falls.

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