Burn Injuries

Serving All Areas of Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

Burn Injury AttorneysOnly those who have experienced a burn injury can truly understand the pain involved in treating a serious burn. Third-degree burns, which go through the dermis to the deep layers of the tissue, can leave a burn injury victim in agony that can only be eased by a medically-induced coma. In many cases, wound debridement, which is the process of removing charred and dead skin, is more painful than the accident that originally caused the burn.

At Mesirow & Associates, PLLC, we are strong advocates for individuals who have suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of another person. No one should have to deal with such a devastating injury. When these tragedies happen, we are honored to stand beside victims in their fight to recover the damages they need to pay for medical treatment and other damages.

We Have Following Locations To Serve You:

  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • Northern Virginia
The Burn Injury Cases We Handle

Burn injuries can happen in a variety of ways. The following examples are just a small representation of the types of cases we take on.

Chemical burns. In many cases, chemical burns are caused by dangerous conditions in the workplace, such as a factory that fails to protect its workers from exposure to toxic chemicals. Because certain chemicals can be inhaled, they can even cause burns internally, causing damage to the victim’s esophagus and lungs.

Radiation burns. When doctors and nurses fail to control the amount of radiation used to treat cancer and other conditions, they can end up harming their patients.

Car accidents. In catastrophic car accidents, fuel can ignite, causing a fire that burns hot and burns quickly. If an accident victim is too injured to unbuckle their seat belt or leave the vehicle, the injuries can be devastating.

House and apartment fires. When property owners and managers fail to install or maintain smoke detectors, fire escapes, and other fire safety equipment, residents and tenants can be seriously injured in a fire.

The Long-term Effects of a Burn Injury

Burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree in terms of severity. Generally, a first-degree burn is considered mild because it only damages the outermost layer of skin.

Second-degree burns are more serious, as they reach deeper tissue and can cause damage to the muscle.

A third-degree burn is the most serious type of burn. These burns reach the deepest layers of tissue in the body and often result in nerve damage, permanent scarring, disfigurement, and loss of function. Accident victims who suffer third-degree burns often require cosmetic surgery to regain their appearance or restore function.

In some cases, a severe burn may result in amputation due to dead or infected tissue. Many third-degree burn victims must also cope with lasting emotional and mental trauma caused by the severe disfigurement that often accompanies these serious burns.

Talk To Washington DC Burn Injury Attorneys Today

If you have suffered a burn injury due to another person’s negligence in a car accident or any other type of accident, the Washington DC burn injury attorneys at Mesirow & Associates, PLLC can help you understand your case and your options. Get the answers and help you need today. Schedule your free case evaluation today by calling 866-463-0303.

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