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The aftermath of a coma due to a car accident

Being involved in a serious car accident can mean that a patient enters a coma. A coma is a state of unconsciousness where the person retains basic life support functions, but they are not able to respond to external stimuli or think in a conscious way. It can be a way for the body to make a recovery due to head trauma.

Comas can often last for 2 to 4 weeks. While the potential for recovery can vary widely based on the situation of the patient, it is possible to make a full recovery. However, making a full recovery will never be easy, and the patient will require a great deal of medical support in order to do so.

Coma as a result of a car accident

One of the most common causes of a coma is a traumatic head injury due to a car accident. The head injury can also cause swelling of the brain and result in a lack of oxygen to the brain.

If a car accident was the cause of the coma, questions will be undoubtedly asked about whether anyone was to blame for causing the car accident. If you believe that the car accident that led to you or your loved one's coma was the result of the faulty or unlawful actions of another, you may want to make sure that you recover the damages that you deserve.

In any serious car accident, it is vital that you make sure that the right person is held responsible for their actions and that you receive compensation to ensure all medical bills can be paid for.

Source: E Medicine Health, "Coma: Learn about causes and symptoms," accessed May 04, 2018

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