The most common type of burn injuries are first-degree burns which are considered mild and may only result in a slight skin burn. Second-degree burns are more painful and can even result in blistering. Third and fourth-degree burns are the most severe and serious types of burns and have the potential to do serious bodily harm. In certain cases, they can even lead to death. If you’ve been burned because of another person’s negligence, you may not know what to do to begin to recover. This is why you should turn to an experienced burn injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr, and Affiliates to get you through this complicated process.
A medical examiner’s office says newlyweds who were pulled from a helicopter crash last month at the Grand Canyon died of complications from burn injuries. The Clark County, Arizona coroner’s office released the causes of death last week for 29 year-old Ellie Milward Udall and 31 year-old Jonathan Udall. They were among six British tourists on a sightseeing tour when their helicopter crashed. Three people died at the scene of the crash and the Udalls later died at a Las Vegas hospital from their burn injuries.
Another passenger and the pilot remain in critical condition. Ellie Udall’s family said in a statement that she never regained consciousness in the burn unit and asked for privacy for the family. The company that operated the helicopter said this week that it is adding a fuel system to its fleet that could prevent or lessen burn injuries. Papillon Airways announced an agreement Monday with StandardAero for 40 fuel tanks that expand, rather than rupture, on impact. The new tanks also have self-sealing components.
If you or a loved one have suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to pecuniary damages amounting to your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. To discuss your potential burn injury claim with an expert burn injury attorney or wrongful death lawyer specialist, please contact our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, 24/7, by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Although we use fire for a variety of different reasons, such as for heat, cooking and light, if someone misuses fire, especially in a populated area, they can either burn themselves or burn another, which may result in permanent disfigurement and injury. After being burned, you may not know what to do to begin to recover. That is why you should turn to an experienced Massachusetts burn injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to learn more about your legal options. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have decades of experience fighting hard for our clients.
A dozen people suffered burn injuries in a six-alarm fire that burned through an apartment building in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday morning. The fire started in a furniture store located on the first floor of a Commonwealth Avenue building just after 5:30 a.m. The flames spread through the four-story building and through the roof. Of the 12 people with burn injuries, only one had a serious but not life-threatening injury. The firefighters were forced to break windows to get people out of the building as the fire continued to burn. One victim said she began running down the hall, banging on doors to try and get her neighbors out, after she smelled smoke while getting ready for work. The cause of the fire is still unknown and being investigated.
If you or a loved one have suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to pecuniary damages amounting to your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. To discuss your potential burn injury claim with an expert burn injury attorney or personal injury lawyer specialist, please contact our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, 24/7, by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
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Burn Injury Claims
Burns are among the most common household injuries. Most burns, of course, are relatively minor and caused by a simple mistake in the kitchen. Other, more severe burns, can be caused by factors outside the victim’s control altogether. For example, some burns occur because of faulty products or because of inadequate warning labels on flammable products. One common theory of liability in Massachusetts burn injury cases is that a product manufacturer failed to adequately warn of the risk of fire, particularly flash-back fires. Occasionally, product labels may fail to provide adequate safety or storage instructions, and this too can lead to fatal accidents.
Many homeowners may not realize just how many flammable liquids they maintain inside their own home. It is important to read the labels on these products and to treat these products with care, especially around open flames. Some of these common household products include gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, glue, paint or paint thinner, varnish, alcohol, insecticides and even hair sprays. Household cleaners, something nearly every home has, tend to be highly flammable such that improper use or use near fire can cause severe burns or even combustion. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of product manufacturers to warn customers on their labels. When manufacturers fail to warn of dangerous conditions, and an injury results, the manufacturer can be found liable for the injury and subsequent damages.
Burn Injury and Treatment
Burn injuries can vary in severity depending on how close the flame gets to the skin, how long it remains on the skin, and the part of the body affected. There are three primary types of burns: first, second and third-degree. First-degree burns are identified with red, non-blistered skin. Less serious, although still painful, these burns are usually treated at home with pain relievers or soothing cream. Second-degree burns are more serious, and are recognized by blisters and thickening of the skin. Depending on the location and size of the second-degree burn, some of these burns can be treated at home while others may require skin grafting to generate healing. Finally, there are third-degree burns, which can cause widespread thickness of the skin and a white, leathery appearance. Third-degree burns affect every layer of the skin and can even extend into the bloodstream, major organs and bones. The most severe third-degree burns can lead to death. These burns always require medical attention and carry the highest risk for complications, including infection, blood loss and shock.
Ultimately, any degree of burn can cause complications, depending on the location and size of the burn and any accompanying health concerns the patient may have. Burns always run a risk of infection, including sepsis or tetanus—two bacterial infections that affect the bloodstream and nervous system respectively. When burns are severe, or complications occur, Massachusetts burn injury victims may require long-term medical care and treatment. In addition to the physical injuries commonly associated with Massachusetts burn accidents, it is not uncommon for a victim to experience serious emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress, fear, anxiety, sadness and depression.
Our Massachusetts burn injury attorneys have more than 30 years of experience assisting Massachusetts burn victims just like you. We will work diligently and tirelessly to get you the results you deserve. Please call today for your free consultation. For your convenience, Attorney Hoy is happy to travel to your home, hospital or another location of your choosing to discuss your burn injury claim. Your needs are our top priority!