Complications of a Burn Injury

Sheryl L. Burke
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A burn injury can cause serious complications that only further a patient's trauma. The more severe the burn, the more dangerous the complications can be.

Generally the first 48 hours of a burn injury are the most critical. This is because stabilizing a patient can be difficult as they suffer a loss of fluid. Burn injury patients also have a serious risk of infections during this time.

Fluid loss can occur from the vessels, which may lead to swelling, low blood pressure, blisters and a low output of urine.
Pain medication, electrolytes and other methods are used by doctors to stabilize the patient.

Some of the other complications that can arise from a burn injury include:

  • electrolyte imbalance;
  • shock;
  • respiratory problems;
  • skin infection; and
  • infection in the muscles.


In addition there is often the accompanying emotional distress and psychological effects, especially if the patient has suffered scarring and disfigurement.

A Georgia burn accident that is the fault of someone else could entitle you to recover damages not only for your physical injuries but your emotional injuries as well. You can learn more about burn injuries after a serious accident by visiting our article library. 

Contacting an Atlanta Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a burn accident or some other type of work-related accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law.  To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.

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