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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Two Mesothelioma Cases Addressed by Appellate Courts

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Crane Collapse Case Wrongful Death Awards Modified

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On May 30, 2008, crane operator Donald Leo and laborer Ramadan Kurtaj were working at a building construction site in Manhattan. Mr. Leo was inside a crane’s cab 14 stories above East 91st Stree... ...

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