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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 are 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 Versus 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 functions 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:
- High blood sugar levels
- Oxygen deprivation
- Toxin buildup
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.
Events Causing 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 of another, your attorney at Crandall & Pera Law is on your side to pursue legal justice. We will help you obtain full and fair compensation for your loved one’s injuries.
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We work aggressively to get you the money you and your loved one deserve so you can make smart decisions based on medical reasons and not financial reasons. Please call us to discuss your case at 855-444-6651 or complete our contact form to make an appointment at one of our offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Chesterland or Chagrin Falls.