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Can my family bring a lawsuit on my behalf if I am in a coma following a Chicago brain injury?

It is possible that a lawsuit can be initiated on your behalf if you are in a coma following a Chicago traumatic brain injury. However, a proper determination should first be made by a Chicago brain injury attorney.

A coma is a medical condition where the victim has suffered severe and widespread brain damage. The patient becomes unconscious and is unaware of their surroundings. The Chicago head trauma patient in a coma is also unresponsive to outside stimuli. The coma may be temporary or permanent.

An experienced Chicago brain injury lawyer will evaluate the potential claim to determine whether a family member should go to court to be appointed the legal guardian over the coma victim. Typically, a legal guardian can initiate a lawsuit. However, there may be other factors which support waiting to initiate suit.

These may include:

  1. Waiting to understand the full extent of the victim’s damages
  2. Waiting to see whether the victim emerges from the coma
  3. Whether the statute of limitations has begun to toll or is due to expire in the near future

For a complimentary consultation with an experienced Chicago brain injury attorney, fill out our online form or call our office at (847) 651-7191.

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