Burn Injury Attorneys in San Luis Obispo, CA
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Severe Burn Injury Cause Permanent Disfigurement? Burn Injury Attorneys Explain Types of Serious Burns
According to Medline Plus, burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and lead to infections. Some severe burn injuries can even result in shock or death. Burns can rank amongst the most painful and traumatic of catastrophic personal injuries. If your burn is due to the someone else’s negligence, then they could be liable for your injuries and damages. You may have the right to make a burn injury claim and take them to court. If you are pursuing this route, then you should seek the aid of our burn injury attorneys.
James McKiernan Lawyers houses a team of dedicated, passionate burn injury lawyers ready to review your case. We possess over 40 years of experience in dealing with cases involving personal injuries caused by negligence or the wrongful conduct of another person. In over 30,000 cases, our attorneys have obtained over $315 million dollars in verdicts and settlements.
Burns can cause permanent damage and a lifetime of pain and suffering. Our burn injury attorneys will ensure your legal case runs smoothly and work hard to see you are compensated for your losses.
What Are First, Second and Third-Degree Burns?
Commonly, the severity of a burn is measured as a first, second or third-degree burn:
- First-degree— skin appears red and swollen, and minor pain is present. First-degree burns generally do not require medical attention, unless the burn has affected a sensitive area, such as the face, groin or a major joint.
- Second-degree— skin appears intensely red and splotchy, and blisters develop. There is generally severe pain and swelling. If the burn covers more than three inches of your body, seek medical help.
- Third-degree— skin may appear charred black or white and dry. A third-degree burn penetrates all layers of the skin, causing permanent tissue damage. Your burn may be accompanied by additional symptoms, including a headache, numbness, a fever, faintness, weakness and rapid breathing. You may even sustain damage to muscles and bones.
Minor burns can be treated by submerging the affected area in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, you cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Burns that are more serious require immediate professional medical attention. They could potentially lead to permanent disfigurement or scarring. If you suffer a major burn, then call 911 right away.
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