Burn injuries can be serious and even life threatening. The victims of burn injuries can face a lifetime of stigmatizing scars and severe health problems. If you are the victim of a serious burn you should contact the San Diego burn injury lawyers at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn .
Burn injuries can be caused by a number of things, including:
- Steam or other gases
Burns can be fatal, and are always extremely painful due to damaged nerve endings. All types of burn injuries are classified by the degree of the burn, ranging from first to third degree burns.
First-degree burns involve the outer layer of skin, and may result in pain and sensitivity. Second-degree burns involve more than one layer of skin. They cause severe pain and swelling, with visible blistering.
Third degree burns involve all layers of skin and the tissues beneath them. These severe burns require hospitalization, put the victim at serious risk of infection, cause severe scarring, and usually require skin grafting to repair damages.
Treating Burn Injuries
Treatment of minor burns can usually be taken care of by yourself in your home. Run cold water over the burned area for several minutes, and then keep the burned area dry.
Major second and all third degree burns require immediate professional medical attention. Do not use cold water on the wound, and do not remove burned clothing, as both actions can do further harm. Cover the burns with a clean cloth and get to an emergency hospital immediately.
Long Term Complications of Burn Injuries
Our San Diego burn injury lawyers know how extensive injuries can be as a result of a serious burn. There might be damage to the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. Burn injuries can also affect all functions of the body, regardless of the area of the burn itself.
The body can have trouble regulating temperature, and the respiratory system may fail. Psychological trauma from the burn and the altered physical appearance of the victim may be just as severe.
San Diego Burn Injury Attorney
Aitken * Aitken * Cohn has assisted several local burn injury victims. Our San Diego burn injury attorneys have the compassion, skills and experience to help burn victims receive the maximum compensation possible for their injuries.
Contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our San Diego burn injury attorneys today.