Burn injuries can range from relatively mild to catastrophic, in which case they can be one of the most devastating things you can experience. The physical, emotional and social impacts can cause great upheaval in your life and recovery may take a long time. Medical care for such a condition can be incredibly expensive, requiring ongoing attention and sometimes multiple surgeries and painful rehabilitation programs. These activities in themselves also interrupt your life and personal and professional endeavors.
If you or a loved one has been burned due to the negligence of another, we should be consulted right away. It is important to act quickly, before vital evidence is lost and witness testimony becomes unclear. A New York burn injury lawyer from our firm can investigate your case and determine the best course of action to take. This includes identifying the liable party against whom to file suit. It may be, for example, the manufacturer of a defective product that caused the burn or the landlord of premises which were not properly maintained, resulting in an electrical fire.
There are four degrees of burns: first through fourth. Any of these burns can be acquired from sunlight radiation, chemicals, electricity, heat exposure, building fires or scalding hot water. These are some of the most common situations that result in burn injuries. According to the Nation al Institute of General Medical Sciences, burns can result in blistering, scarring shock and death – depending on the severity of the burn suffered.
Burn injuries can easily develop infections. Because of this, it may be wise to treat burns with antibiotic creams, etc. In many cases, third degree burns may be repaired by synthetic skin grafts. A skin graft covers the exposed tissue and helps your body heal by growing new skin. Usually, first and second degree burns heal without the aid of a skin graft. In extreme situations, burn victims must be taken to specialized burn treatment centers to ensure a safe recovery.
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are very sensitive to the fact that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. While taking legal action may be the farthest thing from your mind at this moment, it can actually assist you with the actions you are endeavoring to undertake. Obtaining quality medical care, resolving the issue of your financial future, and having time to recover both physically and emotionally, can all be supported by compensation obtained from a successful lawsuit. Let us fight to achieve this for you.