A burn injury can be catastrophic and result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Treatment of this type of injury is also often incredibly painful. If the burn injury is severe it will result in the need for long-term care and treatment, which can be very costly.
An Atlanta injury lawyer can evaluate your case after a serious Georgia accident to determine if your burn injuries were the result of the negligence of another. If so, you may be entitled to file a Georgia personal injury claim and recover funds that are necessary for your burn injury treatments and other expenses.
The treatment of a burn injury oftentimes starts with stabilizing the patient. Burn injuries affect more than just the area that was damaged. There are other complications that can arise.
Depending on the severity of the burn, the treatment of burn injuries may include:
- Surgery -most common types of surgical procedures include skin grafts and dermabrasion;
- Skin Substitution -substituting skin with artificial skin or cultured skin when healthy skin is not available for transplantation;
- Pressure Garments - reduces hypertrophic scarring by applying counter pressure to the damaged area; and
- Medication -analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, scar treatment medications, etc.
In addition, rehabilitation often follows severe burn injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the actual accident and the treatment process, you may also need emotional counseling with a therapist who has experience with burn injury patients to help you come to terms with the changes you are now going through.
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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.