Burn Injury Treatment
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Among the various injuries that somebody might come into contact with, burn injuries are some of the most painful. Whether this comes from an active fire or contact with a hot surface, it is important for people to understand the various treatment options available so that their injury can be cared for properly. There are some basic principles that people who have suffered a burn injury should keep in mind.
Running Water to Ease the Pain
When burn victims are trying to figure out how to treat their traumatic injury, the first step is to place the injury site in cool, running water. Whether the injury is on the hand, leg, or elsewhere on the limb, placing something that is ice-cold over the injury could lead to further extremity trauma. The individual should leave the burn under the cool water until the pain stops. This could take differing amounts of time depending on the severity of the injury.
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Protection from Further Harm
Once the pain has stopped, it is important to protect the injury from harm. Some burns could have open blisters which, if ripped open, could lead to serious complications in the form of an infection. It is important to cover the injury site loosely to protect it from further trauma; however, the bandage should be loose enough to allow the air to circulate in and around the injury to facilitate healing. It is important not to cover the burn with any butter, creams, or ointments, as this could impede the skin’s healing process, lengthening the recovery time.
Catastrophic Injuries – Some Burns May Require Surgery
Burns, like other catastophic personal injuries, can range widely in their severity. Some burn victims could require transport to the nearest hospital for treatment after suffering a catastrophic injury in an auto accident. Some patients with extensive burns covering a significant amount of their body could require a trip to an operating room so that the necrotic tissue can be removed and skin grafts can be performed.
As you recover from a catastrophic injury, it could be very beneficial to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. A caring, compassionate injury lawyer can investigate the accident to determine if a negligent party should be required to compensate you for your injuries.
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Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Any individual who has developed a burn injury in any way, may reach out to me for free and friendly legal advice. Please call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.
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