Unnecessary Pain: Don’t Let Seemingly Minor Injuries Go UntreatedMay 30, 2014
When clients come to Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA seeking help, they often tell us the same thing: “I didn’t go to the doctor because I didn’t realize I was hurt that badly.” Unfortunately, these same clients typically experience unnecessary medical issues and pain because of the delay in seeking treatment for minor injuries. And while sometimes treatment delays may only mean needless soreness or aches, other times the failure to seek treatment can have far more dire effects.
Consider incidences of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. According to the CDC, a TBI “is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” TBI may occur in any number of situations where head injuries are a risk, from car accidents to accidents involving defective products. The most common type of TBI, a concussion, may be mild, but a severe TBI can lead to long-term memory loss, comas, or death.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, how can you tell whether you have suffered a TBI or whether that TBI is mild or severe? That is the problem: there is no way for you to tell how severe your injuries are. You need to seek the opinion of a medical professional, even if you think the bump to your head was only minor.
Fortunately, at least in cases of TBI, an increasing number of individuals are seeking medical care following head injuries. But the same line of thinking applies to other injuries, as well. Following a car accident, an injured passenger may feel fine at first, only to feel extreme pain as time passes. A slip and fall victim may think that he has incidental soreness, only to discover that he has fractured a bone. In any situation where you or a loved one has been injured, it is important that you seek medical care to avoid any undue pain and suffering.
If you have put off medical treatment, though, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to explore your legal rights to compensation. Whether you seek treatment immediately or after a delay, you have the right to be compensated for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury, call the Ohio traumatic brain injury lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free telephone consultation today.Back To Blog