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Seeking Justice for A Comatose Party

Valdes March 11, 2023

A coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness that is often caused by traumatic head injury, spinal injury due to car accidents, workplace accidents and medical malpractice. Increased pressure, bleeding, swelling, loss of oxygen, infection, seizures or buildup of toxins in the brain can all lead to coma. A brain injury can be temporary and reversible, or depending on its severity, it may be permanent.

When a person is in a comatose state, he or she is unresponsive to his or her surroundings. Although it appears that the person sleeping, he or she cannot be awakened by any stimulation.

While most comas typically last only a few weeks, when a coma continues for months or years it can turn into a persistent vegetative state. When this happens, families are faced with difficult decisions about their loved one’s future care, which can often be costly. If your loved one is in a comatose state due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses

  • Past and future lost wages

  • Pain and suffering

  • Loss of companionship and consortium

Seeking Justice for A Comatose Loved One

Seeing a loved one in a comatose state can be traumatic and frightening. In addition to the emotional and mental ramifications of your loved one’s injury, you may also wonder how you will be able to afford the cost of expensive continuing care. If the injury that caused the coma is due to another person’s negligence, skilled personal injury attorneys can advise you on how to protect your loved one’s rights and help to ensure your family gets adequate compensation for the comatose party’s ongoing care.

Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in New Jersey can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.