Burn Injuries

Saturday, February 3, 2018

What Are the Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can range from relatively mild problems all the way up to a life-threatening emergency. The American Burn Association estimates that about 450,000 people head to the emergency room each year for burn treatment, and that about 3,400 people pass away each year due to a burn injury. The vast majority of burn deaths are due to residential fires.

Treatment for a burn injury depends on the severity.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

I Was Burned During a Hot Stone Massage - Can I Sue For Disfigurement?

Yes, you can sue for disfigurement.

Hot stone massages should be relaxing and rejuvenating, that’s why they are so popular. Massage therapists are trained to use just the right amount of heat, apply just the right amount of pressure and be mindful of their patients, especially considering the stones used are very hot. Sadly, there are instances where clients have suffered burns while receiving hot stone massages from untrained or negligent massage therapists. Sometimes, the spa may not even be licensed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Understanding The Cost of Living With Severe Burn Injuries

Many of us suffered first-degree burns while cooking or working with chemicals. These burns may hurt, but they are minor and do not penetrate the outer layer of the skin. For minor burns, we may apply a skin cream or antibiotic and move on with our lives.

Some people, however, suffer from more serious second- or third-degree burns if they are involved in a house fire or fire caused by a car accident, or when working with caustic chemicals. These burns may penetrate all the layers of the skin and even damage tissue underneath.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Scientists Link Fracking to Explosion That Severely Injured Texas Family

Who May Be Found Liable For The Family’s Injuries?

A Texas family was severely injured by an explosion in their family’s pump house, which was linked to a fracking expedition occurring less than half a mile away, according to a recent EcoWatch article.

The explosion in August 2014 caused severe burns to a former oil field worker and his father, wife, and daughter, after the pump house on their property exploded in a “fireball.”  The four members of the family were all within twenty feet of the pump house when it exploded, and all four suffered serious injuries, including severe burns, according to the complaint filed in their case against the fracking company.

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