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Injury Resulting in Coma

Compensation for Injuries Resulting in Coma

Ohio personal injury lawyers helping seriously injured victims and their families

A coma is a state of unconsciousness characterized by a patient’s lack of responsiveness to the surrounding environment. This serious condition requires around-the-clock treatment and can lead to permanent disability or death. When your loved one’s coma was caused by another’s negligence, you have the right to compensation so that you can provide the best medical care available and increase the likelihood of full recovery.

Personal injury law firm Lawrence A. Riehl Law Offices was founded in 1981 on the principle that severely injured victims need a voice to advocate for their rights. We can help you recover damages from the parties responsible for your family member’s devastating injury.

Experts to interpret the Glasgow Coma Scale

The severity of a coma is evaluated by the Glasgow Coma Scale, in which doctors assess the level of the patient’s responsiveness to stimuli. The score reflects an individual’s level of consciousness. Our personal injury lawyers consult with medical professionals who understand the implications of a low Glasgow Coma Scale score and can clearly articulate the person’s prognosis, chances of recovery and likelihood of disabilities, as well as the extent and costs of treatments.

Negligence that results in coma injuries

Many illnesses and injuries can result in coma, including these common causes:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Medication dosing mistakes
  • Motorcycle and car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Falls
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Blunt trauma to the head
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Blood sugar or potassium imbalance
  • Infection
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Stroke
  • Brain swelling or bleeding

If your loved one has suffered coma-inducing injuries because of a workplace accident, medical mistake, product defect, automobile accident or other negligence, you are entitled to recover for your loss.

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Located in Columbus, Ohio, and representing clients throughout the state of Ohio.