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Severe Burn Injuries

A burn is an injury to the skin, usually caused by heat, electricity, chemicals or radiation. Most commonly, burns result from heat exposure, including fire.

Burn injuries requiring hospitalization most likely will scar. Generally, a first-degree burn is the only type of burn that will not cause scarring.

Burn injuries are second to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

There are several types of burns:

  • 1. 1st degree: affect only the superficial skin
  • 2. 2nd degree: damage penetrates into the underlying layers of the skin
  • 3. 3rd degree: the injury extends to all layers of the skin
  • 4. 4th degree: involves injury to deeper tissues, such as muscle or bone

Severe Burn Injuries continue to be a significant problem in the United States. Statistics show:

  • More than two million people receive treatment every year
  • Over three thousand people die every year from residential fires
  • 85% of fires that injure or kill children happen at home

Depending on the severity of the burn injury, treatment includes basic wound care and bandaging, skin grafting surgery, scar massage, medication, pain management therapy or reconstructive surgery.

Victims of severe burn injury generally face costly, long-term medical care.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious burn injury, contact your doctor immediately. If the burn resulted due to the negligence of another person, contact an attorney at the San Bernardino Personal Injury Law Offices of Peach & Weathers. Our attorneys will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.

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