Emergency rooms are available across the nation to help those who are in need of emergency medical attention. From West Valley City, Utah to the east side, these facilities take in thousands of patients every day and treat them for injuries ranging from an auto accident to a slip and fall. Though they may get some unusual injuries every once in a while, these ER’s receive their big share of common injuries.
Here are some of the most common injuries seen in emergency rooms across the nation.
Illness and Viral Infections
It can be a bit frightening when you find that you’ve been extremely sick without signs of recovery for more than a few days. Emergency rooms see a great number of patients coming in to check up on their health, hoping that all they have is a stubborn cold.
These are amongst the highest reasons for an emergency room visits, although some of these illnesses could also come from drug injury. If you find yourself falling ill to a wrongfully prescribed medication, contact an attorney to represent your case.
Slip and Falls
Another form of injury that emergency rooms see constantly are injuries due to slip and falls. These can include sprained or broken ligaments, which do need medical attention to treat. If your injury was a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, make sure you call your lawyer to receive the compensation you deserve.
Cuts and Abrasions
These injuries often come from sports injuries but can also be a result of falls. They can also, however, come from activities that involve the use of sharp objects such as knives. A visit to the ER is necessary to stop any bleeding and avoid infection in the wounded area ⎯often times, these injuries require stitches.
These visits don’t always come from one’s personal doings, sometimes someone else’s recklessness could land you an unexpected trip to the emergency room. If this is the case, contact our professional attorney team at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We can help.