Many times if you hear the word coma associated with a brain injury it brings to mind a very specific type of condition. A coma is a situation where the person who has a brain injury is non-responsive to any stimulation.
I think that many people believe that once you enter into a coma, you may never recover and this is can be true but most people actually do recover from a coma, most within the first two to four weeks. And, when a coma progresses to the stage where you will not recover they consider it to be a vegetative state. Many times people in this condition will actually recover and move into what we call a minimally responsive state.
I think it’s important to remember that when a person has a concussion/brain injury to the extent that they go into a coma, you have to deal with the coma but the fact that they had a concussion significant enough to cause a coma reduces the recovery rate by almost 40%. So, this is a very serious condition and one that needs to be taken seriously by your lawyer.
Have You Suffered A Brain Injury Due To An Accident?
If you've suffered a brain injury following an accident you should speak with an experienced brain injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 727.446.0840 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.