New York Coma Injury Attorney
Cases that involve coma patients are generally caused by negligent or intentional acts, that cause severe head injuries. A coma can be defined as a deep state of unconsciousness from which people cannot be woken, and it can leave patients in vegetative states for lengthy periods of time. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we fight for the rights of coma patients and their family members. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job. If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.
Causes of Comas
Other causes of comas include:
- Dangerously low blood sugar in diabetic patients
- Lack of oxygen
- Brain hemorrhage
- Brain swelling
- Toxic poisoning, such as exposure to carbon monoxide
Coma patients may experience serious complications, the worst of which is a continued vegetative state (defined as a coma lasting longer than four weeks). The longer a patient remains in a vegetative state, the lower their chances of recovery, and the increased likelihood that they will develop bedsores and skeletal or muscular atrophy.
Caring for someone in a coma requires an expensive team of professionals, and many families do not have the means to pay for the level of care their loved one deserves. The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm will do everything we can think of so that you receive just compensation for your family’s loss.
What Are Economic vs. Noneconomic Damages?
Damages recovered in these cases are classified as economic or noneconomic. Economic damages are the actual costs incurred by the coma patient and their family. They include all expenditures for medical expenses, loss of income, and other out-of-pocket costs. Noneconomic damages include physical pain and suffering and emotional pain and suffering for the injured person and spouse.
Our firm has brought many negligence related cases to trial and obtained large settlements for our clients so they could focus on moving their lives forward.
Cases or Claims for Coma Patients
If you or someone you know has suffered brain injury due to the reckless, careless or negligent actions of others, you should contact us immediately because you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
At the Law Offices 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 everything we can 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. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.
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