4. Collect free money.
Res ipsa loquitur (literally: the thing speaks for itself)
is the rule of law that an injury is due to the defendant's
negligence when that which caused it was under his control
or management and the injury would not have happened
had proper management been observed.
1. Go to an emergency room ex post haste.
2. Take pictures of scarring.
3. Get thee to a North Carolina negligence attorney,
whose services u will (presumably) engage on a contingency fee retainer.
4. Collect free money.
No it is not free money. It is why liability insurance rates are so high. The cost gets added into everything you buy - including tacos, socks, cans of peas and bullets.
You could be permanently impared...
How do you know you have a concussion?
You cannot be absolutely sure you have a concussion until a physician examines you and a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a scan that shows the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, is completed and viewed. After a head injury, you should watch for signs and symptoms of a concussion and let your physician know what you have experienced. Your brain is as unique as you are and no two injuries are exactly alike; therefore, you can experience a variety of symptoms after a head injury. Some signs and symptoms of a concussion are a headache that does not go away easily or is more severe than normal, a stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, confusion that does not improve or gets worse, difficulty walking and using your arms, difficulty talking, and unusual sleepiness. Usually, you will not lose consciousness; however, loss of consciousness often means you sustained a more serious head injury.
Immediately after you injure your head, you may feel dizzy or confused and your head will probably hurt. A bruise or bump can appear very quickly and you may feel nauseated. Your vision may be blurred and you may not remember exactly what happened. If the symptoms of a concussion do not last very long, it does not mean you are uninjured. Some symptoms appear right away, while others do not show up for days or weeks after the injury.
What should I watch for?
If the following symptoms develop, obtain medical assistance:
• Vomiting more than twice
• Severe headache that won’t ease up or go away, even after a dose of acetaminophen
• Restlessness or irritability
• Pupils of different sizes
• Convulsions or seizures
• Trouble using arms or legs
• Temperature above 100.5F
• Very stiff neck
• Garbled speech
• Bleeding from the nose or ears
• Unusual sleepiness or decreased alertness
Is it okay to sleep?
You might become sleepy after a concussion. This sleepiness may be caused by the activity that caused you to get the concussion or it may be caused by the concussion itself. It’s perfectly all right for you to go to sleep as long as a responsible person wakes you up every two hours to be sure you are easy to wake. You should be able to recognize this person and tell then such things as your birthday, age, and telephone number. If you can’t be easily awakened or don’t answer the questions correctly, the person should seek medical attention.
How long should I be observed?
You should be observed (watched) for 24 hours. Most serious problems showed up on the first 24 hours after the concussion.
I slept all day.
I slept all day. I feel better Not 100% but I'm betting I will tomorrow because I'm still sleepy but I'll be rested in the am.
last night at a local restaurant a statue fell of the shelf above me and busted my head pretty efficiently over my left eye. I have felt woozy and nasty ever since. Can't sleep . The cheap bastards didn't even comp my dinner. People are advising me to see a doctor and a lawyer.
What do you think? Seriously?