What should I do and expect before and after surgery?

If you are having surgery it is important that you:

  • Pick up any prescriptions you will need after surgery beforehand. You may not feel up to going to the pharmacy after surgery.
  • Give up smoking before surgery to support proper circulation and healing.
  • Prepare to keep your head elevated as much as possible, even in sleep.
  • Follow doctor's orders with respect to lifting restrictions in order to keep your blood pressure from rising too much.
  • Always wear sunscreen.
  • Think about having someone with you before and after the surgery for support.

Who is responsible for paying for treatment for facial scarring?

Depending on the facts and circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation not only for the economic costs of the injuries but for the emotional damages and pain and suffering as well. 

Your recovery may include any or all of the following:

  • Present or future medical expenses (for treatment, testing, rehabilitation, or therapies)
  • Compensation for any disfigurement or permanent impairment as a result of the facial scarring
  • Compensation for any mental, emotional, or physical pain and suffering

Dealing with the results of an accident, especially when they involve facial scarring, disfigurement, or surgery can be difficult. Do not make your recovery even more difficult by trying to file a car accident all by yourself.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.