Patients who have other medical issues, including preexisting disorders or concurrent injuries, may require additional treatment, and the physicians must decide where the patient will be best cared for. In some situations, the victim may need to be treated for additional traumas and stabilized before moving to the burn unit.
Treating a burn is not a quick process. Severe injuries can often mean weeks in the hospital and surgeries including skin grafts to attempt to repair the damage. The victim may also need extensive physical therapy to regain range of motion and deal with any muscle atrophy that occurred during the hospital stay. All of these medical bills can add up quickly, adding financial stress into an already difficult situation. Those who have been injured through an accident that was the fault of another person, however, may have legal options to seek compensation through the Arizona courts to cover medical expenses, loss of income and even pain and suffering.