Because there are so many different causes, burn injuries can vary widely in the ways in which they are treated and addressed. For instance, initial treatment used for chemical burns (such as water irrigation to decontaminate the skin) may not be used for a third degree burn caused by an electrical source.
The same is true when it comes to pain management for burn injury. While it is one of the most painful injuries, there is no single method of pain management for burn injury.
For the victim of a burn injury from a Georgia motorcycle accident, pain is an unfortunate reality. Burn injuries have unique traits depending on their cause and because they're always changing as they heal. Part of the healing process includes cleaning and dressing the burn, which is one of the primary causes of burn injury pain after the injury itself.
The key methods of pain management for burn injury include:
- use of painless antiseptics when cleaning wounds;
- early removal of bandages;
- narcotic analgesics such as morphine;
- tranquilizers; and
- anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs.
When attempting pain management for burn injury, doctors will use drugs and methods tailored to the patient's individual needs and current recovery progress. Even with pain management methods, burn injury pain can be extremely traumatic.
If you have sustained a severe burn injury as a result of a motorcycle accident in Georgia, it's important to remember a personal injury claim can provide compensation not only for expenses and financial need, but also for your physical pain. To learn more about your options for compensation, speak with an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney to determine if someone else's negligent actions caused your accident and ultimately your burn injuries.
Contacting an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you deserve 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 - 404-842-7838.