What exactly is a coma and what is the significance of a brain injury patient being in a coma?

A coma is a state of deep unconsciousness from which a person cannot be aroused. A person in a coma cannot react to events in his environment.  Normally, information from a person’s surroundings is passed from the brainstem into the cerebrum. This feedback allows a person to be conscious of and react to his environment. When this system breaks down and a person is no longer able to respond, a coma can result.

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Damages Verdict for Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Affirmed in Yard-Work Vehicle Tragedy

October 13th, 2017

On March 11, 2007, Elias Fasolas was operating  a Bobcat S175 skid-steer loader with a bucket attachment when a limb from a nine-foot-tall tree entered the open operator cab, crushing him against the... ...

Judgment Affirmed for Motor Vehicle Passenger with Non-Surgical Herniated Lumbar Disc

October 3rd, 2017

On May 21, 2010, Elizabeth Eastman, a home health aide for Access Nursing Services, was a rear seat passenger in an ambulette that was transporting her client from a nursing home in Manhattan to her c... ...

Medical Malpractice Verdict in favor of Colonoscopy Patient Affirmed as to Liability and Damages

September 29th, 2017

On July 30, 2008 Raymond Gaspard, then 59 years old, underwent his first colonoscopy. A suspicious polyp was discovered and Mr. Gaspard was referred to a colorectal surgeon who performed a second colo... ...

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