Man Diagnosed ‘Comatose’ For 23 Years Was Actually Conscious All Along

In what can only be described as a harrowing instance of misdiagnosis, a Belgian man presumed comatose for 23 years after a near-fatal car crash was actually conscious and paralyzed the entire time. Rom Houben, whose real state was discovered three years ago but only now made public, could be one of many falsely diagnosed coma cases, raising serious questions about those diagnosed as “vegetative” and, even more frighteningly, the process by which vegetative people are removed from life support.….MORE

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One Response to Man Diagnosed ‘Comatose’ For 23 Years Was Actually Conscious All Along

  1. sarasinart says:

    We often wonder about this kind of thing, and reading an account of it actually happening is really scary.

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