A burn injury to a child could result in an infection that moves to a muscle or joint. In the event this occurs it could result in restriction to the child's movement for the remainder of his or her life. It's for this reason that medical treatment is immediately required. In part this is why burn injuries are so serious in nature.
In one hospital's burn center children comprise about 40 percent of the patients. Scalding is the most common form of burn injuries this hospital sees when it comes to children, and this often occurs in the bathroom or kitchen.
With burn injuries can come scarring. Due to the genetic predisposition of certain individuals, scarring can differ from individual to individual. For certain people the scarring can also be more conspicuous.
It's important that we raise awareness as to how these burn injuries can be avoided. Though parents may take the necessary measures for preventing injuries to children in their care, tips must be provided to others such as babysitters to prevent the burn injuries from happening.
Because of the severity of burn injuries, victims should consider speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney in the event such an injury does happen. In Arizona, recovery may be dependent upon proving negligence of some other party. Also, determining how much compensation is due can be difficult to calculate. Besides medical expenses that may need to be paid, individuals are often forced to take time off of work to deal with these injures. Pain and suffering will need to be taken into consideration as well.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian, "Hospital works to prevent children's burn injuries," Felix Adamo, March 17, 2014
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