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About Burn Injuries

Redlands Burn Injury Lawyer

Burns are injuries to the flesh or the skin that are caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Burns can range in severity from superficial, first-degree burns to fourth-degree burns that not only injury all of the layers of the skin, but also injure the deeper tissues such as the muscle or bone. While first-degree burns may require minimal treatment such as simple pain relievers, major burns can require prolonged treatment at a specialized burn center.

In severe cases, a full-thickness burn may require large amounts of intravenous fluids because the body's natural inflammatory response will result in capillary fluid leakage and edema. One of the most common complications of burns is infection.

Burn Information from the CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mass trauma and explosions can cause a series of burn injuries and these include thermal burns, which are caused by coming into contact with flames, hot liquids, hot surfaces, and other sources of high heat, as well as electrical burns and chemical burns.

The CDC further reports that:

  • Each year in the U.S. 1.1 million burn injuries require medical treatment. (American Burn Association, 2002)
  • Up to 10,000 people in the U.S. die of burn-related infections every year.

Contact the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC Today

If you have sustained a serious burn injury on someone else's property or as a direct result of another's negligence, you are urged to contact a Redlands personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC. Since 1981, attorney Baughman has been helping injured victims fight for just compensation in a variety of injury claims including those involving serious burns.

To find out if you're entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, call our firm today at (909) 927-5359 to arrange your free, initial consultation.