Burn injuries might not cross your mind as overly common, however as many as 40,000 individuals are hospitalized every year in the United States as a result of them. Of those 40,000, almost 4,000 individuals die as a result of their injuries. Burn injuries are something that many people don’t think about on a daily basis, in other words, but they are some of the most devastating injuries you can acquire. Victims in Columbus, OH, who survive their injuries are often left with permanent damage and severe complications that persist for the rest of their lives.
Burn Injuries and Personal Injury Claims
There are a wide variety of causes behind burn injuries, but there are relatively few that commonly result in personal injury cases being filed. These include:
- Laser surgery burns as a result of medical malpractice or neglect.
- Chemical burns and airbag burns from a motor vehicle accident.
- Burns caused by defective products.
- Chemical burns, flammable products, and electrical burns sustained in the workplace.
You should know that burn injuries are categorized by severity and degree. A first-degree burn is a burn that is minor and affects only the outermost layer of skin. A second-degree burn is more serious, and results in blistering, severe pain, and damage to the outermost layer of skin as well as the second layer of skin. Finally, third-degree burns are burns that damage all three layers of your skin and result in permanent damage to the tissue. In these kinds of burns, especially, infection risk is extremely high.
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