5 Times You Should Visit a Connecticut Emergency Room

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
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ct-head-injuryUsually when we have a dull ache or pain, it is usually harmless. However, there are some instances where you should seek care at a Connecticut emergency room. 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. Dull ache in the chest with a shortness of breath. There is a possibility of a heart attack. Do not brush off these symptoms. Make sure you err on the side of caution and call 911 and get seen immediately. Heart attack symptoms in women can present differently .
  2. Extreme abdominal pain. If you are doubled over in pain, there is a possibility you could have appendicitis or an ovarian cyst. If pain comes on strong and gets worse, be seen immediately.
  3. 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.
  4. You cut yourself and cannot stop the bleeding. Apply pressure to the cut for 10 straight minutes. If it does not stop bleeding, head to the local emergency room. If your wound has jagged edges or you cannot get it clean, you should also get medical help.
  5. You have an awful headache. It could be something very serious like a rupture or blockage. If your headache comes with vomiting and dizziness, go to the ER.

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 include 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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