Burns are categorized by their cause or type. The most common forms are chemical, electrical, and thermal.
A burn injury attorney in Chicago can help you obtain significant recoveries if you sustained burns at no fault of your own.
Burn injuries have continued their trend of being one of the most common reasons people are hospitalized. Burns are categorized even further by their depth and degree.
When the top two layers of the skin are burned, there is damage to nerve endings, which causes extreme discomfort. Burns frequently lead to infection because the skin is less effective at providing a protective barrier. Thousands of people in the U.S. die annually from infections related to burns.
The World Health Organization has conducted extensive research on the subject.
To treat more significant burn injuries, surgeons must remove the dead tissue. This process is called debridement. A skin graft may be necessary if damage to the tissue is at a point where it will not heal. A skin graft involves removing the skin from an unburned area and relocating it to the area of injury. To help reduce scarring, burn victims must undergo physical therapy to ensure the injured areas maintain their flexibility.
If skin grafts are needed for a child, those grafts will have to be replaced as the child grows.
In Chicago and across the United States, many burn injuries are due to the intentional, negligent or reckless behavior of another party. Injuries may be the result of car accidents, injuries at work, fires, defective products, or another of a dozen causes. Victims of these types of injuries frequently experience severe pain that leaves two infections or disfigurement.
If you or someone you love has sustained a burn injury as a result of negligence, it is important to contact a burn injury attorney who has significant experience dealing with the emotional, physical, and legal obstacles that plague burn victims. Our firm has the skill and knowledge to successfully present your issues and concerns to a jury.