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Old 11-29-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I was at lowes using the restroom I stood up in the stall and bent down to pick up my keyes I dropped and hit my head on this hook with a rubber end on it.... it's where women I guess hang there purse.

It hurt extremley bad, and had an instant knot. it's still there and hurts when I touch it. havent had any headaches that I know. this happend This Saturday at 6PM. I didnt bleed. But im really worried of internal bleeding like Natasha Richardson sufferd in her accident.

Im really worried and would like to ask if any of you think it will be fine? the knot is sore. but im concerned.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Go to a doctor. You say that you are really worried so only a doctor can answer your questions and order tests if necessary. There is probably nothing to worry about, but no one on this board can tell you if there is a problem.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I would have it checked out as soon as possible. If you don't have insurance, go to a local emergency room that will bill you. After you get the results, contact Lowe's after taking a picture in the exact area where you were injured. They have to pay for any injuries that take place on their property. (If you don't have any sort of a receipt to prove you were in the store....they do have cameras that tape within their stores.) You could also take your picture and your medical information to an attorney who will meet with you on a contingency basis.

You don't have to sue them, but you do want them to pay for your injury.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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I would have it checked out as soon as possible. If you don't have insurance, go to a local emergency room that will bill you. After you get the results, contact Lowe's after taking a picture in the exact area where you were injured. They have to pay for any injuries that take place on their property. (If you don't have any sort of a receipt to prove you were in the store....they do have cameras that tape within their stores.) You could also take your picture and your medical information to an attorney who will meet with you on a contingency basis.

You don't have to sue them, but you do want them to pay for your injury.

Why would Lowe's be responsible for someone using their bathroom, bending over and bumping their head?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Why would Lowe's be responsible for someone using their bathroom, bending over and bumping their head?
It's a liability and safety issue. Other people could come in and do the same thing.

He should have never left the store. He should have gone to the customer service desk and told someone there to get a supervisor so that they could take a report. Then they could have taken him by ambulance to the nearest hospital to be examined.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: TN
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Why would Lowe's be responsible for someone using their bathroom, bending over and bumping their head?

My thoughts exactly.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: TN
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I would have it checked out as soon as possible. If you don't have insurance, go to a local emergency room that will bill you. After you get the results, contact Lowe's after taking a picture in the exact area where you were injured. They have to pay for any injuries that take place on their property. (If you don't have any sort of a receipt to prove you were in the store....they do have cameras that tape within their stores.) You could also take your picture and your medical information to an attorney who will meet with you on a contingency basis.

You don't have to sue them, but you do want them to pay for your injury.
You may WANT them to pay for your injury, but they shouldn't have to and this is what is wrong, in part, with our society today...people trying to get a free ride instead of taking responsibility for their own actions. RIDICULOUS!
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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guys IDC about lowes paying for anything.... I have a bump on my head, I just want to know if you guys think I'll be ok?
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Would prob. get it checked out although it's a good sign you have no headaches etc, I thought NR had blacked out w/in the hour etc. Unfort. accidents happen all the time when people are distracted and in a rush, I wouldnt blame Lowe's at all (and I know you're not). It's a judgment call (seeing a dr), it's up to you. Good luck, hope you feel better soon.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: TN
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if there was no loss of consciousness (blacking out), no confusion, no memory loss, no change in coordination or balance, no vomiting, no headaches, no change in pupils (unequal size, not reacting to light, etc), then you will most likely be just fine. although, if you want to completely put your mind at ease...go get yourself looked at.
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