CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 |
An Orange County sheriff's deputy remained in a coma Sunday after his patrol car crashed and burst into flames during the hunt for a drive-by shooting suspect, authorities said. Deputy Mike Gaard, 33, who received multiple fractures and lacerations in the accident Saturday, was in a medically induced coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where officials listed him in guarded condition.
February 25, 2010 |
After Ryan Fiegel fell into a coma in the wake of a brain tumor in February, his parents made the tough decision to take him off his ventilator. But Ryan, 26, didn't die; he didn't wake up either. The Fiegels decided they wanted Ryan's last days to be at Grand Junction's community hospice, the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Western Colorado. He had received excellent care at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, but it was uncomfortable to be in the scurry and stress surrounding a place where staff was trained to do everything to fight death.
January 19, 2014 |
Young Patrick Reed regained consciousness just in time to make Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta interesting. He had described his first three rounds of 63-63-63 as similar to "being in a putting coma. " The other players in the tournament could only nod in agreement. Going into Sunday on the Palmer Private course, Reed had made a total of two bogeys. That, along with his 25 birdies and two eagles, gave him a seven-shot lead and reduced the victory expectations of the rest of the field to zilch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 |
A Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 holdup that left a Lake Forest jewelry store owner dead and her husband in a coma was handed a sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison. James Jordan Priel, of Vancouver was 21 when he robbed the Jewel Garden. Nancy Sleiman, 51, was fatally shot and her husband, Mike, 53, was shot in the head and left in a coma from which he recovered. Priel was sentenced at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
December 30, 2010 |
Anesthesia doesn't put patients to "sleep," as they're often told. Rather, anesthesia puts the brain into a state of unconsciousness that's more like being in a reversible coma than being asleep, a new study says. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday looked at how the brain behaves while asleep, in a coma and under general anesthesia. The brain activity of an anesthetized patient, for example, was more like a deeply unconscious coma patient than someone sleeping.
May 23, 1986 |
Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.), so weak as the result of a coma he suffered earlier this year that he needs help to sign his name, is ending his bid for a second term, an aide said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990
A West Hollywood dentist was sentenced to four years' probation Friday and ordered to complete 350 hours of community service in the death of a patient who was given anesthesia and slipped into a coma before dying. Dr. William G. Miller, 32, who pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bob Dawson said he did not push for jail time for Miller because the dentist had no criminal record.
April 4, 1997 |
An illegal "date rape drug" that killed a Texas teenager and sent a Georgia woman into a coma is being blamed for 69 cases of poisoning in New York and Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Many of those people were hospitalized in intensive care. The drug, gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB, is an odorless and tasteless depressant that can cause euphoria, but in higher doses, it can lead to breathing problems, seizures, coma and death.