Burn Injury

Third-degree injuries are painful: Nadrich & Cohen LLP can settle your injury case to alleviate your pain

We are burn injury specialists, burn injury lawyers. We handle accident cases involving burn injuries throughout California

burn injury specialists, burn injury lawyers Oftentimes, our burn injury cases involve third-degree burns. As a third-degree burn heals, the skin develops a thick-scabbed surface called eschar. We have found that around third-degree burns are usually first and second degree burns where several large blisters develop and then rupture as they heal. There is always a tremendous risk of infection in a burn case. Oftentimes, doctors will utilize the procedure known as escharotomy to cut through the charred skin so the healthy tissue underneath can obtain the blood flow it requires.

For very severe third-degree burn victims, this procedure is necessary in order to save the patient’s life. It is very very painful.

Another process used is hydrotherapy to treat burn victims. This therapy, known as either the tub room or the tanking room is a sterile room with lowering cranes above several stainless steel bath tubs filled with 200 gallons of Clorox, antibiotics, and water. This is the room where the cleaning and debridement of the skin occurs. This is necessary because in order for a third-degree burn to become healthy the skin must be scrubbed every day for months.

Burn Injury LawyerWe have dealt with burn victims who have developed severe emotional distress. For most third-degree burn victims, the injury causes their lives to be turned upside down. It is almost impossible to return to a normal life after you have had significant third-degree burns.

We have had burn cases from oil refineries, gas stations, firemen and fires, household incidents, gas explosions, etc. We have a burn injury team of doctors, nurses, lawyers, and paralegals ready to help you.

If you or a loved one was involved in a burn injury accident, please contact us. Please either call us at 1-800-718-4658 or complete the email inquiry on the right.

burn injury attorney Since there are deadlines to file a timely claim, please call us today. Do not wait.

Our law firm knows what to do in a serious burn injury case. We understand the devastating consequence of serious burns, which affects not only our injured clients but their families. We know how to present to the insurance company, judge, and jury how serious burns remain painful for a lifetime and keep our client from returning to work permanently. We have had significant experience helping injured individuals and their families obtain financial recoveries from their burn injuries.

We have handled burn injury cases due to auto accidents, truck accidents, electrocutions, explosions, defective products, gas and propane explosions, gas grill explosions, flammable clothing, and water heater fires. If you or your family has experienced such a tragedy, please contact immediately one of the burn injury specialists at our law firm.

 

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We handle burn injury cases across the state from San Diego to Santa Rosa in Northern California. No matter if you need a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer or a San Diego personal injury lawyer, we have 26 convenient locations to serve you. If you or your family member has experienced the tragedy of a serious burn resulting in permanent physical impairment or death, please contact the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen at 800-718-4658 to speak with a burn injury specialist. You can also fill out the case evaluation form on the right.

Burn Injury Lawyer

Common Causes of Burn Injuries Silhouette of two firemen fighting a raging fire with huge flames of burning scrap timber[/caption]Burn injuries can be devastating. They can leave a victim with pain and disfigurement that requires years of plastic surgery and medical treatment. Few injuries are initially more excruciating than those involving burns. When a burn injury occurs as a result of negligence, it is important that the victim seeks compensation with the assistance of a good Burn Injury Lawyer. Fires almost invariably result from some sort of negligence. The fired danger exists in the home, a factory, in the community, and even in the office.

If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury, contact our Burn Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-718-4658 or by completing the contact form on this page. Don’t wait, contact us today.

The Grim Statistics

The human skin is the largest organ of the body and is vital for many processes, including regulation of temperature and protection from bacteria and diseases. A burn injury can significantly diminish the functioning of the skin, and leave the victim with secondary problems. 20,000 people suffer burns in this country each year that is severe enough to require hospitalization. The elderly and children are more likely to die in a fire than others.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

  • Chemical burns from spills or explosions
  • House fires
  • Gas explosions
  • Machinery catching fire
  • Fires resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • Radiation exposure

Layers of the Skin

The skin is comprised of three layers, and the three main types of burns correlate with these, the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue:

  1. First degree burns: only affect the epidermis and is not usually serious.
  2. Second degree burns: affect the dermal layer, and usually results in blistering, swelling and some scarring.
  3. Third-degree burns: affect the subcutaneous tissue and are the most severe. The affected skin dies, blood vessels are damaged and nerve damage can be severe. Serious scarring is typical. If the burn area is extensive, death can result.

Sometimes a burn injury can extend down into the flesh beyond the layers of skin. When this occurs, muscle, bones, connective tissues and even vital arteries can be badly damaged. Burns of this nature are very often fatal.

Determining Causation

A Burn Injury Lawyer should be contacted to evaluate your claim, before speaking with an insurance company or the defendant. Proving causation in a burn injury case can be difficult as there are often many factors involved. An experienced Burn Injury Lawyer will be able to identify all possible causes and defendants to make sure that maximum compensation is obtained for the burn injury victim.

If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury, contact our Burn Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-718-4658 or by completing the contact form on this page. Don’t wait, contact us today.