Brain Injury Attorneys
Horn Law are Kansas City Burn Injury Attorneys representing persons, including children and young adults, who have suffered burns and resulting disfigurement. Even with revolutionary medical technology available to plastic surgeons, a burn victim can face a life-time of pain, suffering, disability, and an emotional toll beyond calculation.
Because burns and scars cases often pose liability and medical treatment complexities, it is important for a burn victim to retain a burn injury attorney. Horn Law handles a wide-variety of burn cases, including burns resulting from:
- Industrial Accidents
- Home Fires
- Motor Vehicle Accidents/Fires
- Chemical Accidents
A fair majority of actionable fire, explosions, and chemical exposures that result in burn injuries, happen in work-related accidents. In these cases, a burn victim may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. If an accident investigation reveals that a negligent third party has responsibility for the fire, explosion, or exposure, the burn victim can file claims against the third party. In some cases, faulty equipment or defective machinery may also lead to additional claims.
Severe Burn Medical Treatments
With moderately severe burns, treatments usually take place at a hospital with a specialized burn center and include:
Emergency Medical Treatment
In order to reduce the pain and agony of a severe burn, a victim may be placed in a medically induced coma so that aggressive medical treatment can begin. Because the risk of infection is high, antibiotics and round the clock care are the medical protocol.
Skin Treatments. The surgical process of removing the dead tissue and blistering skin is called debridement or excision. Specially trained burn specialists use many techniques to promote healing and restoration of the tissue. Skin grafts and skin replacement surgeries are becoming more commonplace as medical science advances.
Medical treatments can last many months before a burn victim is considered at maximum improvement. Burn victims invariably suffer from significant disabilities and disfigurement. This substantially effects the case evaluations, settlement amounts, and verdict values.
Specialized rehabilitation, life care, and vocational experts are necessary in moderate to severe burn cases. Because burn victims usually are limited to one recovery, it is important that every damage is thoroughly documented.
Because every case has special considerations, we are prepared to help as soon as possible. For legal consultation, we offer consultation offices in Independence, Kansas City, & Overland Park, Kansas. Arrangements can be made for special consultation across Missouri & Kansas, including St. Louis, MO and western Kansas. Please contact us 816-795-7500 to arrange for wrongful death claims consultation with Attorneys Douglas Horn and Laurie Del Percio.