A case recently came before the Ohio Supreme Court that surrounded the issue of catastrophic injuries. The story began in 1991 when a man was severely injured in a car accident. He suffered brain trauma and spinal cord injuries. The one-car accident occurred while the man was working for his family's paving business.
For the next 16 years, the victim lived in a nearly vegetative state and was a quadriplegic. He jumped from hospitals to long-term-care facilities.