Each year approximately 450,000 suffer from burn injuries serious enough to require medical attention, according to the American Burn Association. Burns can cause serious damage to the skin, nerve endings, muscles and even bones and permanently reduce the function of the damaged areas. In addition to life-altering scarring and disfigurement, extensive burns can require amputations.
Burn injuries can result from numerous types of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Building fires
- Chemical exposure
- Car fires
- Defective products including rechargeable batteries, appliances, and heaters.
- Electrical accidents, including electrocution
- Explosions generated by liquid fuel, gasses or chemicals
- Gasoline/Oil spills
- Industrial accidents
- Lighters, candles, and matches
- Scalding water and hot food/liquid spills.
Burn injuries usually cause the injured to suffer extreme pain and suffering as well as scarring and disfigurement. In addition to the pain resulting from the burns, the medical treatment is in itself very painful and prolonged, often requiring extensive hospitalization and including painful debridement, astringent whirlpool treatments and reconstructive surgery. Skin grafting may also increase the areas of scarring and disfigurement. Burn injuries are traumatizing and are known to have psychological consequences.
Further, burn-related medical care usually results in significant high medical bills, many of which may not be covered by their insurance, and may require nursing care and therapy after discharge from the hospital.
The trial lawyers at Certain & Zilberg have an extensive understanding of the nature of burn injuries and burn unit procedures and treatments and are experienced in fighting to obtain full compensation for burn victims. We have obtained some of the largest burn injury awards ever awarded in the State of New York for our burn injury clients.
If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or a defective product contact Certain & Zilberg to protect your right to compensation. We will fight hard to ensure you get the recovery you deserve.