Brain Death

Brain death is the complete and irreversible loss of brain function (including involuntary activity necessary to sustain life). Brain death is one of the two ways of determination of death, according to the Uniform Determination of Death Act of the United States (the other way of determining death being " irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions"). It is not the same as persistent vegetative state, in which the person is alive.Brain death is used as an indicator of legal death in many jurisdictions, but it is defined inconsistently. Various parts of the brain may keep living when others die, and the term "brain death" has been used to refer to various combinations.
Posts about Brain Death
  • Cranial Nerve Brain Injuries

    … and brainstem. It doesn’t usually occur due to trauma, but occurs more often because of a stroke in that particular area of the brain. Brain Death. When the brain and brainstem show no measurable activity, it is referred to as brain death. For a person who has been declared brain-dead, the removal of any breathing devices will lead to the cessation…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    … from 81,000 in 2011. Common Injuries Caused by Jacksonville Motorcycle Accidents Oftentimes the injuries sustained to the driver and passenger of a motorcycle accident can be severe including the following: Orthopedic Injuries: This injury type refers to broken/fractured bones as well as strained muscles and torn ligaments or tendons…

    Eric Block/ 39 readers -
  • The Symptoms Of Severe TBI

    …, and eye opening behavior to categorize a person in one of four levels for survival between mild and severe disability .6 The highest end of the spectrum, sever brain injury, is recognized by a loss of consciousness greater than 6 hours.7 Outside of a person being in a vegetative state, persistent vegetate state, or having complete brain death…

    Bruning Legal- 11 readers -