Vegetative State Medical Definition

What is a Vegetative State?” 

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Vegetative State Medical Definition: A vegetative state is characterized by the absence of awareness as a result of significant dysfunction in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, while sparing other areas of the brain so that autonomic functions, motor-reflexes, and sleep-wake cycles remain. Patients in a vegetative state may still have eye movement, yawning, involuntary movements, but still show no signs of awareness or of their surroundings. 

The most common causes of a vegetative state are:

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Vegetative State in Medical Malpractice Cases

Vegetative states can be the result of an injury sustained during surgery or other such medical procedures. When this happens, vegetative state is the horrible consequence of medical negligence. In serious cases like this, it is imperative to have an experienced legal team on your side to help you recover your losses as best as possible.

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