Complaint lawyer for injuries in New York
Cases that involve patients in a coma are usually caused by negligent or intentional acts, which cause serious head injuries. The coma can be defined as a deep state of unconsciousness from which a person can not wake up, and patients can be left in a vegetative state for long periods of time. At the law office of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we fight for the rights of comatose patients and their families. We can even visit you at your home, hospital or work. If you do not have a doctor to treat you for your injury, then we can find doctors who can treat you without paying you until the case is over, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.
The causes of commas
Most of the traumatic brain injuries that result in a coma are caused by traffic accidents.
Other causes of coma include:
- Dangerously low blood sugar in diabetic patients
- Lack of oxygen
- Cerebral haemorrhage
- Inflammation of the brain
- Toxic poisoning, such as exposure to carbon monoxide
Patients in coma can experience serious complications, the worst of which is a continuous vegetative state (defined as a coma that lasts more than four weeks). The longer a patient remains in a vegetative state, the lesser their chances of recovery, and the increased likelihood that they will develop pressure ulcers and bone or muscle atrophy.
Caring for a person in a coma requires an expensive team of professionals, and many families do not have the means to pay for the level of care that their loved one deserves. The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm will do everything we can think of so that he can receive fair compensation for the loss of his family.
What are the economic and non-economic damages?
The damages recovered in these cases are classified as economic or non-economic. The economic damages are the actual costs incurred by the patient in a coma and his family. All expenses for medical expenses, loss of income and other out-of-pocket expenses are included. Non-economic damages include physical pain and suffering and emotional pain and suffering for the injured person and their spouse.
Our firm has brought many cases related to negligence to trial and obtained large settlements for our clients so that they can focus on moving forward their lives.
Cases or claims by patients in coma
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury due to reckless, careless or negligent actions of others, you should contact us immediately, as you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
At the law office of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we will explain your rights, guide you through the process, and fight for you every step of the way. We will try our best to help you get the maximum amount of money for your case. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) to schedule your free consultation.