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Recovery tips if you suffered a punctured lung

A punctured lung is a very serious medical condition. You may notice your skin turning slightly blue, you may cough up blood and you could have notable chest pain that will not go away and only seems to get worse.

Recovery from this type of injury often takes between a month and a half to two months. It is not only important to get medical treatment after the injury occurs, but also to know what you can do to increase your odds of a full recovery. A few important tips include the following:

  • Make sure you get proper rest
  • At the same time, do stay active without pushing yourself too far
  • If your doctor gives you any medications, take them all as directed until they are gone
  • Do not smoke
  • If you can, try elevating your head and chest when you sleep
  • Stay out of situations where the air pressure can change suddenly
  • Do not drive a car until you know that your body has completely healed
  • Understand that a recurrence is possible and watch out for the signs and symptoms.
  • Pick loose-fitting clothes and keep pressure off of your ribcage. This can mean making some changes at work or taking extensive time off from a physically demanding job.
  • Go to the follow-up appointments with your doctor
  • Work on breathing exercises every day, even if you just do them for a short time

After a serious injury, as you rack up medical bills and miss time at work, you need to know what legal options you have to seek compensation. Covering these costs can help reduce stress during and after your recovery.

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