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Personal Injury Arising From Burns
A burn is a type of injury that can be caused by several factors such as heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. Some burns affect the skin tissue, but other burns may affect and injure deeper tissues, such as muscle, bone, and blood vessels. Treating burns is important because they are common, painful and can result in disfiguring and disabling scarring, amputation of affected parts or death in severe cases. Complications such as shock, infection, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, electrolyte imbalance and respiratory distress may occur. The treatment of burns may include the removal of dead tissue (debridement), applying dressings to the wound, administering large volumes of intravenous fluids, administering antibiotics and skin grafting. While large burns can be fatal, modern treatments developed in the last 50 years have significantly improved the treatment and prognosis of such burns. Speak to a burn injury lawyer | attorney at Kane | Varghese if you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries as a result of the negligence of another. A burn injury attorney | lawyer is standing by live, 24|7 to answer any questions you have about burn injuries.
Most chemicals that cause chemical burns are strong acids or bases. Chemical burns can be caused by caustic chemical compounds such as sodium hydroxide, silver nitrate, sulfuric acid. The severity of chemical burns may not be readily apparent. Speak to a chemical burn injury lawyer or burn injury attorney at Kane | Varghese if you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries as a result of the negligence of another.
Electrical burns are caused by either an electric shock or short circuit. Common occurrences of electrical burns include workplace injuries, home surroundings, work surroundings, or being defibrillated or cardioverted without a conductive gel. Some electrocutions produce no external burns at all. But little current is required to cause fibrillation of the heart muscle. Therefore, even when the injury does not involve any visible tissue damage, electrical shock survivors may experience significant internal injury. The internal injuries sustained may be disproportionate to the size of the burns seen (if any), and the extent of the damage is not always obvious. Such injuries may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and unexpected falls with resultant fractures or dislocations. Speak to a chemical burn injury lawyer or burn injury attorney at Kane | Varghese if you or a loved one has suffered electrical burn injuries as a result of the negligence of another.
Radiation burns caused by radiation to harmful products or environments may result in radiation burns. Speak to a radiation burn injury lawyer or burn injury attorney at Kane | Varghese if you or a loved one has suffered electrical burn injuries as a result of the negligence of another.
Scalding is caused by hot liquids (water or oil) or gases (steam), most commonly occurring from exposure to high temperature tap water in baths or showers or spilled hot drinks. An immersion scald occurs when an extremity is held under the surface of hot water, and is a common form of burn seen in child abuse. A blister is a "bubble" in the skin filled with serous fluid as part of the body's reaction to the heat and the subsequent inflammatory reaction. Speak to a scald burn injury lawyer or burn injury attorney at Kane | Varghese if you or a loved one has suffered scalding burn injuries as a result of the negligence of another.
Degrees Of Burns On Skin
First-degree burns damage only the outer most layer of the skin. They can cause pain, redness, and swelling.
Second-degree burns damage the outer most and underlying layers of skin. Second-degree burns often cause blistering of the skin.
Third-degree burns damage all layers of the skin, even the deep layer. Third-degree burns can cause white or blackened, burnt looking skin and may result in numbness.
First and second-degree burns are normally first treated with being placed under cool running water. Do not attempt to treat a third degree burn as doing so may cause other injuries. With third degree burns, seek medical help immediately.
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