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Understanding the dangers posed by chemical asphyxiants

Oftentimes, the Quincy clients that we assist here at Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C. are surprised to learn that the most significant dangers posed by fire are unseen. As fire breaks materials down, compounds are released into the air that affect your ability to breathe, causing you to pass out. It is important that you understand how asphyxiants affect your body to avoid injury and spot where an inefficient evacuation plan could place you in danger.

What are the average medical costs of a burn injury?

If you have been the victim of a severe burn injury in Quincy, you no doubt have a number of concerns to deal with as you look to the future. Among them may be the decision to pursue compensation from those responsible for your accident, provided that it was believed to have been the result of negligence. Knowing the average medical costs that your injuries could leave you facing may be a strong factor in your decision.

What are the symptoms and effects of a chemical burn?

As a worker in Massachusetts, you can be exposed to chemicals that can cause you to suffer severe physical damage. The extent of the injury will depend on what chemical produced the burn, and in what concentration. The seriousness of the accident will also depend on how much of your body was affected, and where on your body the chemical burn occurred. A critical factor for identifying a burn is whether your skin came in contact with the irritant, or you swallowed or inhaled it.

Helping clients who have been burned at work

From injuries that are caused by repetitive stress to construction accidents, there are many reasons why employees are hurt in the workplace on a daily basis. That said, burns can be particularly painful and difficult for workers in Quincy, and throughout Massachusetts. At Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we strive to provide solutions to burn victims who were hurt in the workplace because of another's negligence and understand how demanding this situation can be.

How are skin grafts used to treat burn injuries?

While some burn injuries are so minor that they do not require any medical attention at all, others can have serious and even fatal consequences for accident victims. Skin is an entire organ system that can be severely damaged by the various types of burns, potentially resulting in life-threatening infections and/or other medical complications. Consequently, skin grafting is one form of burn treatment that is used in certain cases to prevent infection and replace damaged skin tissue.

Know what to do when someone gets burned

If you have had the unfortunate experience of watching a loved one suffer a burn, you already know how delicate the situation may be. Burns come in varying degrees, each of which requires a specific kind of treatment. At Giarusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we know that you want to help the victim through this difficult time. Through understanding the injury, you can provide assistance and get your loved one the appropriate medical attention.

How are burn injuries classified?

A burn can range from minor discomfort related to overexposure to the sun, to extreme pain, disfigurement and even death. According to the Massachusetts Burn Injury Reporting System, scalding burns from hot liquids caused more injuries than any other type of burn in 2013, and young children were the most frequent victims.

The long-term effects of burn injuries

Suffering a burn injury often means much more than simply experiencing pain. At Giarrusso North Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we have seen how people’s lives can be completely upended following a fire or other incident. When filing a lawsuit, we know how important it is to demonstrate how deeply a burn can affect the victim.

Sources of burn injuries

When a Massachusetts resident becomes injured with a burn, they may potentially be at risk for suffering serious damage even if the burn does not appear to be serious. While many burns may look the same, the source of the burn determines the type of treatment that may be needed. There are four main types of burns: thermal, chemical, electrical and radiological burns.

Most burn injuries result from boiling liquids

According to an annual report released by the Massachusetts Fire Marshal in 2014, boiling liquids were the cause of nearly half of all burn injuries in the state in 2013. This is nothing new, as scalding liquids have been reported as the leading cause of all burns for the past 28 years in a row.

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