PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
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Is a Loved One in a Coma?

Call an Allentown Personal Injury Lawyer

If a loved one is in a coma and you believe that someone else is to blame, an Allentown personal injury attorney at Knafo Law Offices can talk to you about your rights and options. We represent families of coma patients in the Lehigh Valley area and across Pennsylvania, using more than a century of combined legal experience to provide knowledgeable insight and skilled representation in these complex claims. When a serious auto accident, act of medical malpractice, defective product, or work injury leaves a victim in a coma, we are there to help the family seek justice and fair compensation.

For a free case evaluation, call our offices at (610) 756-1098.

Helping Families of Coma Patients in Bethlehem, Easton & the Lehigh Valley

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines a coma as “a profound or deep state of unconsciousness.” A person who is in a coma is alive but is unable to move, think, or respond to the environment. Coma patients retain non-cognitive function and normal sleep patterns but are not aware of their surroundings. Comas rarely last longer than 2 to 4 weeks, and a patient who comes out of a coma will typically require some time to recover. Some patients will not regain more than basic functions, while others will make full recoveries.

Comas are caused by injury to the brain, which may come from various sources:

  • Head trauma sustained in an accident
  • Infection affecting the brain
  • Medication or drug overdose
  • Stroke
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Near drowning
  • Brain tumor
  • Seizures
  • Exposure to toxins

When a coma is brought about by negligence or is mistreated by a medical professional, you need to protect your loved one. Involving an Allentown injury lawyer from our firm is an important step to take so you can consider what options you have in pursuing compensation for their medical treatment and ongoing care.

Contact Knafo Law Offices today at (610) 756-1098. We take on coma claims in Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, and the surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley.

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