Skip to comments.Injury Toll From Marathon Bombings Rises to 282
Posted on 04/23/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT by kristinn
Only two patients wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings remained in critical condition Monday, but the count of injured people who were treated in area hospitals has risen sharply to 282, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. That is far higher than the initial estimate of 170.
The number rose because dozens of victims delayed seeking medical care for minor wounds or symptoms that they thought would go away on their own, said Nick Martin, a spokesman for the health commission. He said the latest data, compiled Saturday by state health officials, show patients were seen at 27 hospitals in Greater Boston.
One of the best examples is hearing issues, Martin said. People might have first thought their hearing problems would be temporary. Instead, hearing loss or continuous ringing or buzzing in their ears remained. Others sought delayed care for minor shrapnel wounds.
Of the 48 patients who remained hospitalized Monday afternoon, the two in critical condition were a 7-year-old girl at Boston Childrens Hospital and a man in his 60s at Boston Medical Center.
The fact that a week after the explosions none of the hospitalized victims has died and just two are severely ill is a testament to the quality of the trauma care at the citys hospitals, specialists said.
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I bet out of the 282 there are some that weren’t even there.
Is FR gone glitchy? Sidebars gone?
Look that way.
Hey, doc, my head is still hurting can I get some drugs?
How many are Saudi?
“I need disability for my injuries from that bomb blast.”
There was a study a long time ago about this subject. The law school studied a bus accident where a few people were on the bus but hundreds showed up claiming injuries.
Sounds like the locals are giving it the old car-insurance whiplash treatment.