Burn injuries are just second to vehicle accidents in the cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Results from a burn injury can be devastating, including severe scarring, disfigurement, the inability to use one or more limbs, loss of sensation and death. Because burn injuries are so serious, it is important that you contact a burn injury attorney at our Northern California law firm today.
Burn injuries can occur at anytime and anywhere, although most are preventable. Flammable materials around the house can be a common cause of burns. Some materials such as bed sheets, clothing, vehicle upholstery, and holiday decorations are just a few examples. Other items include infant or children’s clothing and crib related materials. A burn from a flammable material can be especially dangerous because in most instances it is impossible to remove the flammable material from the victim at the time of the accident.
Burn injuries have also been on the rise among medical facilities, even in the operating rooms. The most common type of burn in this situation is from heating pads and IV bottles meant for keeping medication warm. If the patient is unable to move the item or themselves away, devastating results can occur. Other common types of burns occur during surgery if done incorrectly, or the mishandling of surgical tools.
Whatever the cause of the burn, the negligent party should be held responsible for the pain caused to a victim. If you or a loved one has suffered from a burn injury, please contact our burn accident law firm. The experienced burn injury lawyers at GJEL can help obtain the monetary compensation you deserve for your injuries.