When a loved one ends up in a coma, it can be hard to understand and sometimes accept the health implications and risks associated with the condition. These feelings of desperation are understandable, but the attorneys at Thorson Law Group are determined to help you answer the most important questions.
Comas usually occur after a significant brain injury or accident. It is difficult to recover from a brain injury that causes a coma, lasting as short as a few weeks or sometimes until the patient passes away. The consequences of a coma may affect the victim’s quality of life, which is why we connect you and your loved one to the medical experts with the training and knowledge dedicated to helping victims of situations just like yours.
After receiving emergency medical treatment, a person suffering from a severe brain injury and coma may be admitted to a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The goals in the ICU include achieving medical stability, medical management, and prevention of medical crises.
If you or a loved one is currently in a coma, contact the attorneys at Thorson Law Group. We will dedicate the time and resources necessary to get the right experts to help diagnose your condition and treat it while developing your case.
A coma is considered a severe medical emergency. Doctors will first check a patient’s airway and, if necessary, provide help maintaining breathing and circulation. Medical professionals may give breathing assistance, intravenous medications, and other supportive care to help stabilize the patient.
Treatments for a coma heavily depend on the cause, ranging from CT scans, to medications to medical procedures that relieve the pressure inside the skull due to brain swelling.
Glucose and cooling the brain by emergency personnel can help to treat comas and other conditions resulting from traumatic brain injuries.
When the cause of a coma can be completely reversed, the affected person will begin to regain normal function. Recovery occurs gradually, but there are often cases when a coma victim may have suffered permanent brain damage, disabilities, or never regain consciousness. Comas usually only lasts a few days or weeks, but sometimes instead of recovering, patients may begin to slip into a different state of unconsciousness called a vegetative state or minimally conscious state:
Some people may recover from these states gradually, while others may not improve for years, if at all. The chances of recovering from a coma depend on the severity and cause of their brain injury, age, and the amount of time they have spent in a coma, leaving their loved ones both emotionally and financially crippled. Alternatively, if you’ve experienced a coma and have seen your quality of life decline, you know firsthand how difficult it is to recover from a brain injury. It’s not only the setback to your health that has caused prolonged suffering, but emotional and financial hardships as well.
The attorneys at Thorson Law Group are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones get the best treatment, the maximum compensation, and justice.