When Negligence Results in a Coma
Coma is defined as a state of unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be awakened, in which the individual responds minimally or not at all to stimuli, and initiates no voluntary activities. — Brain Injury Association of America
Coma is a form of brain injury in which people seem to be sleeping but cannot be awakened. They do not respond to stimulation. Head injuries, including those caused by traffic accidents and falls, are a leading cause of coma. Coma can also be caused by:
- Lack of oxygen
- Infections, such as encephalitis and meningitis
- Toxins, including carbon monoxide and drug overdoses
Some people may recover partially or fully from a coma while others remain unconscious. Permanent brain damage is not uncommon in coma patients.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, handles cases in which an accident, injury, or medical malpractice has caused a person to experience a coma. We have the medical and legal knowledge required to help clients in these injury claims.
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Pursuing Compensation for Damages
When a person sustains a coma, the damages can be enormous, including ongoing medical and nursing home care, lost wages, loss of future income, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our law firm has achieved successful results in cases involving coma patients as well as those who are in a persistent vegetative state and related conditions, such as minimal consciousness syndrome or "locked in" syndrome.
If a family member suffered a coma due to the negligence of another, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state.