Locked-in Syndrome Solicitors
Locked-in syndrome, also known as pseudocoma, is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for vertical eye movements and blinking.
The individual is conscious and only able to be able to communicate with eye movements. The majority of locked-in syndrome patients do not regain motor control and they cannot return home due to the high level of care they require.
Locked-in syndrome is caused by damage to specific portions of the lower brain and brainstem, with no damage to the upper brain.
Possible causes of locked-in syndrome include:
- Brainstem stroke
- Diseases of the circulatory system
- Medication overdose
- Damage to nerve cells
- A stroke or brain hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Result from lesion of the brain-stem
Locked-in syndrome can result from medical care which fell below a reasonable standard.
Our team have been successful in securing interim payments which has enabled our client to access therapies and assistive technology which improves their quality of life and enables them to communicate more effectively with those around them.
At Ison Harrison, our team has vast experience in dealing with matters relating to brain injury. If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury, you can contact us on 0113 2845000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and free advice.