If your loved one is suffering from an incapacitating injury, you likely spend your days thinking about how much you love them, and how you can make them as comfortable as possible to aid their recovery.
However, your thoughts may quickly darken when you discover your loved one’s condition was caused by hospital negligence.
Many relatives of coma victims do not realize that they can file a suit on their loved one’s behalf. By filing a medical malpractice case, you may be able to get compensation for the medical costs of your loved one’s brain injury in Kentucky, as well as hold the hospital liable for other damages and expenses.
You may have a viable case against a medical provider if your family member is in a state of altered consciousness, including:
- Vegetative state. In order to cope with severe trauma, a patient’s brain may “shut down” in order to repair itself. This is often referred to as a vegetative state: patients may have responsive reflexes, but are not awake or aware of what is happening around them. This state may last months or even years.
- Coma. Loss of oxygen to the brain may cause irreparable brain damage, resulting in a comatose state. Your loved one may be able to breathe on his own, but he is unconscious and unresponsive. Patients will typically recover from a coma in a few days, but if the damage is extensive, they may never regain consciousness.
- Death. If your loved one died as a result of a medical error or while under hospital care, you may be able to seek justice in a wrongful death case.
At Gray and White, we can help you take legal action against those who caused your loved one’s suffering. Call us today at (800) 634-8767 or click the contact link on this page. Your consultation is FREE, and we charge nothing unless we win your case.