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Severe Burns

One of the most serious and painful injuries a person can suffer from are severe burns. Considering severe burns can affect your physical appearance and your amount of sun exposure. Severe burns can damage several layers of the skin and possibly cause tissue damage beneath the layers of your skin. Because severe burns are treated in a burn center, where patients are treated with blood transfusions, skin grafts and extra fluids which speeds up recovery time, also a victim with a severe case may have medical bills up to $1 million dollars.  Possible complications during treatment and recovery may add thousands of dollars to a medical bill.

Severe burn victims are subjected to plastic surgery and skin grafts and they may have to live with the risk of infections, even after the time of the accident. Victims often have inoperable scarring that results in them having to limit their time in the sun. Victims also are at a higher rate for skin cancer, opening the door to sometimes countless procedures and treatments for an ailment for which they may not be at fault. For example, if you are shopping in a store and you are exposed to any hazardous material that subsequently causes you harm, please seek medical attention and think about what’s next once you are seen by a doctor.

Industrial plant explosions, construction site accidents, and other dangerous premises where explosions or fires occurred account for the numerous cases where  serious burns occur. The worst of these injuries can require extensive reconstructive surgery. An electrocution accident can result in severe burns and permanent nerve damage. Burn injuries arising from explosions and fires can result in expensive medical bills, missed time from work and lengthy, painful recovery times. What can make these dangerous, painful injuries so hard to deal with is that the majority of burn injuries are caused by the negligence of others. Common causes are:

■ Defective and malfunctioning machinery

■ Unsafe workplace conditions

■ Failure to store chemicals property

■ OSHA violations

■ Failure to train staff properly in handling of flammable materials

■ Defective ovens, stoves or other commonly used home or camping devices

If you or someone you know have recently been involved has experienced severe burns through not fault of their own, you may need to speak with an attorney.  Attorneys, like a personal injury lawyer Atlanta GA can count on, are trained professionals and are available at your convenience to discuss what your rights, as a driver are. There is nothing wrong with taking the time to find out what, if anything, can be done.

Thanks to contributor Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into severe burns and personal injury practice.


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