5 Times When You Should Visit a Connecticut Emergency Room

Monday, July 24th, 2017 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

Most people avoid visiting their local Connecticut emergency room if they can. Usually when we have a dull ache or pain, it is harmless, however, even the seemingly healthiest of individuals can have a medical emergency. It is extremely important to be seen in the emergency room if you or anyone you are with experiences the following:

  1. Feeling faint. There are times when you may feel light-headed, especially after standing up. But if you lose consciousness and/or it is accompanied by pain, you should seek medical attention at the ER.
  2. Sudden lump or bump. This symptom could indicate a fracture, infection, rash or new growth.
  3. Pins and needles. This sensation typically occurs when a nerve is impinged and causes this prickly sensation in our limbs from pressure placed. However, if you feel this prickly feeling if you have not placed pressure on a limb, get to the ER immediately. This could be an indicator of stroke.
  4. Stubborn upset stomach. If you experience diarrhea or vomiting for more than 5 days, seek medical attention at the ER. You may be dehydrated.
  5. You were hit in the head. It could be a concussion or worse. Do not take head injuries lightly. It is better to get checked out.

If you visited the emergency room with any of these ailments, were discharged and later suffered a significant, permanent injury, call our office immediately. Our team of attorneys includes a doctor, Bob Messey, MD/JD, and a nurse, Gayle Sullivan, RN/JD, who will conduct a thorough legal and medical investigation of your injury.

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