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After You Have Been Released From the Hospital Following a Brain Injury

If you have sustained a head or brain injury – even if it is a minor one – it is important to visit the nearest emergency room for evaluation. Sometimes, even seemingly minor injuries can mean big problems later. If your injury has occurred as a result of a workplace accident, aviation accident, boating accident, car accident, or some other situation in which others were involved, visiting an emergency room starts the process of documenting your injuries. If you need insurance or compensation later, this documentation will be invaluable. Without it, you may end up paying all your injury-related costs out of your own pocket.

Once you are released from the hospital, you need to continue to evaluate your condition. Unfortunately, many medical malpractice cases in Florida and across the country are the result of errors in the emergency room. A physician may release you before you are ready, causing more injury.

After your injury, you may not be able to remember the events that led up to your head injury or you may feel more easily tired that is usual for you. Your may experience some trouble concentrating or you may suffer from dizziness or headaches. You may have trouble performing simple tasks or you may experience mood changes. If any of these symptoms occur suddenly or seem severe, seek medical treatment right away. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the symptoms you are experiencing. If symptoms last more than a few days, seek medical help right away.

If you experience vomiting, sever headaches, memory problems, blackouts, spasms or seizure, neck stiffness, vision problems, dizziness, confusion, slurred speech, or unusual behavior, seek emergency help right away, even if you have already been checked by a physician. Similarly, if you are having trouble staying awake or have blood or fluid coming from your ears or nose, go to the nearest emergency room. If you have tingling, numbness, weakness, or pins and needles in your limbs, visit the emergency room. All these symptoms can be a sign of problems and should be evaluated right away.

It is important not to return to normal activities – especially sports and physical labor – until you have recovered completely from a brain injury. This is because your thinking and reaction times are slower after this sort of injury, making a second injury more likely. If it is taking you some time to recover from a brain injury, be sure to seek a doctor’s help. If you feel that your doctor is not attentive to worrying symptoms, seek a second opinion.

If your brain injury was caused by someone’s recklessness or negligence, seek the help of a qualified Florida injury attorney. An attorney can help you find a settlement that can help you pay for loss of income and medical bills while you recover. There is no need for you to deal with a crushing debt as well as a brain injury if your injury has been caused by someone else’s negligence. To speak to a qualified Florida lawyer at no cost and with no obligation, call 1- 800-535-2962 (1 800 5 FLAXMAN).