Brain death is defined as the irreversible loss of brain functions. Enduring a severe impact on the brain could potentially result in a blockage for the body’s blood supply to reach the brain. To make an appropriate diagnosis of brain death, a doctor must conduct tests.
A clinical examination will be done to confirm if the individual is not having any brain reflexes, along with having a difficult time trying to breathe on their own. In some cases, there could be spinal reflexes, which is normal after an individual’s brain is dead. As these tests are being done, the victim will be placed in a ventilator, which is a machine that helps them breathe to keep their heart beating.
Furthermore, there are special medications given to the patient in order to keep their blood pressure under control. Before the doctor confirms that the patient is brain dead, they will do whatever it takes to prevent the patient from passing away. If there is nothing left to do, the patient will have no chance of making a recovery and will be declared legally dead.
If your loved one passed away due to brain injury caused by another party, you may be qualified to file a personal injury claim for damages. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our brain injury attorneys are readily available to offer legal assistance. We will strengthen your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
Illnesses and accidents may cause brain death. These include:
The electroencephalogram test will confirm if there is no brain activity occurring.
Overall, an individual who is in a coma may come out alive, depending on their circumstances. If an individual gets out of a coma, then they may get medical treatment to help them with the recovery process. Those who suffer brain death will be declared dead with no chances of making it out alive.
If you or a loved one were the victim of brain injury due to negligent acts committed by another individual, our skilled brain injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
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