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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Jury’s Pain and Suffering Award for 84 Year Old Woman’s Shoulder Fractures Reduced on Appeal

February 10th, 2018

On February 6, 2011, Dorothy Jones tripped and fell in the vestibule of the Harkness Pavilion at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. As a result, Ms. Jones, then 84 years old, was in extreme... ...

Traumatic Brain Injury Jury Awards Reinstated on Appeal after Substantial Increase by Trial Judge

February 8th, 2018

On November 7, 2013, Paige Mecca, a 43 year old owner of a small solar energy company, was struck in the head and neck by a large 40 pound tray of dishes and food dropped by a waitress who lost her b... ...

Judgment Affirmed in Burn Injury Case

January 29th, 2018

On August 15, 2013, Lillyan Rosenberg received her third and final acupuncture treatment for groin pain from Jing Jiang at Jing-River Accupuncture. In addition to acupuncture needles, Dr. Jiang used... ...

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