Chemical burns typically result from exposure to a product. When this happens, our aim is to determine if the burn was caused by a defect in manufacturing or design of that product. In the event that errors in manufacturing or design are to blame, it is a strict liability case,… CONTINUE
Archives for October 2016
Electrical burn injuries are relatively uncommon and usually happen in occupational settings. But, when they do occur, injuries caused by electrocutions can be lethal or extremely serious depending on the source of electricity and the amount of voltage that is generated within the current that causes the injury.
We have a case involving a high school girl, whose face is severely permanently disfigured as a result of a restaurant spilling scalding liquid on her. I cannot think of a more sensitive age for a girl to receive an injury like this. I feel strongly that the value of… CONTINUE
Injuries that occur at medical facilities are characterized under the law as medical malpractice cases, so the damages are somewhat limited. However, we do see damages for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Medical facilities that perform laser treatments, such as brown spot or laser hair removal, need to be properly supervised by medical doctors. We have had multiple cases where the supposed medical supervisor of the skin clinic is not even on the premises during the laser procedure, and the nurse who… CONTINUE
It is generally accepted that one’s physical appearance has social consequences. Not only does a disfiguring burn on one’s’ face make him or her less attractive to potential mates; it becomes the very first impression in a social or business setting. We all like to feel that we are not… CONTINUE
I have seen laser injuries that are consistent with the pattern of strokes that the doctor or nurse uses to remove the hair or the brown spots. There was a client who sustained what appeared to be zebra stripe scars from her shoulders to her elbows. They calmed down quite… CONTINUE
Absolutely, it can. For example, an adult burn victim whose face is permanently disfigured may feel very self-conscious going out with the family. He or she may feel anxiety about frightening his children’s friends or others. What’s so damaging and unjust about being a burn injury victim is if you… CONTINUE
The value of a burn injury case depends on many factors: Severity of the burn – Is it a first, second, third or fourth degree burn? Size of the burn – How large is the affected area? Will there be permanent scarring? Location – Where is the burn located? Is… CONTINUE
Once we have the evidence and history your case, and before attempting to settle financially, we then consult medical experts, plastic surgeons and dermatologists to understand how the burn injury will impact your life now and forever. During this assessment, we ask: Will the scarring or disfigurement improve? What medical… CONTINUE