People who suffer from such injuries can face a lifetime of serious healthcare challenges. Last year, an estimated 650,000 burn injuries were treated by medical professionals. 75,000 of those injuries required hospitalization.
There are many forms of burns and several factors are used to determine the severity of the burn injury. These factors may include the patient’s age, size, depth and location of the burn and the degree of severity: first, second or third. There are also different kinds of burns and not all are related to the skin. There are also inhalation burns from smoke, heat and other toxins.
A burn accident can take place almost anywhere and can happen when you least expect it. Many burn injury victims have suffered their injuries as a result of defective products or improperly maintained property. As a consequence of such negligence, some have spent years in a painful rehabilitation process and suffering through reconstructive surgeries in an attempt to rebuild their lives.
Many law firms rely on lawyers or paralegals to review, interpret and understand medical records. Lawyers and paralegals are not medically trained professionals. Although these legal professionals need to have a working understanding of general medical issues to effectively represent clients in personal injury or medical malpractice cases, their conclusions about those medical records cannot always be relied upon.
At the Attorneys For Freedom law firm, we often utilize licensed medical doctors who are an important part of our legal team. Our licensed medical doctors stand ready to review complex medical records in our cases. They can also offer additional medical-related recommendations to further develop all aspects of our clients’ cases.
If your life has been affected by such an injury, our experienced injury attorneys will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call the Attorneys For Freedom today and schedule an appointment to discuss your case.