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Burn Injury Rehabilitation and Its Impact on Legal Cases

By Butler Prather LLP on January 30, 2024

Burn injuries cause devastating physical and emotional damage. The recovery process is slow, painful, and difficult. Burn victims are likely to suffer devastating physical disability and disfigurement that could change your life forever. It’s crucial for victims to receive comprehensive burn care that addresses all of their symptoms, giving them the best opportunity to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.

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How Common Is Nerve Damage from a Burn Injury?

By Butler Prather LLP on October 24, 2022

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Burns are some of the most harrowing injuries a person can suffer. Car accident, chemical spill, and fire victims can sustain life-threatening burn injuries that inflict permanent damage to different parts of the body. The skin, organs, muscles, bones, and nerves are all at risk in a severe burn injury case. Nerve damage is one of the most common effects of burn injuries – especially severe second- and third-degree burns. Learn how a burn might affect nerves (sometimes permanently), and how nerve damage could impact a personal injury claim. How Are Burns and Nerve Damage Related? A burn could affect…

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The Lasting Damage of a Severe Burn Injury

By Butler Prather LLP on June 29, 2022

Individuals who sustain burn injuries often have long-lasting effects. This is particularly true for more severe burn injuries (third- and fourth-degree levels burns). In many cases, burn injury victims have lasting effects that can lead to significant pain and suffering as well as tremendous expenses. Here, we want to discuss the lasting damage that can be caused by a severe burn injury. Burn Injuries Can Lead to Long Recovery Times Most people understand that burn injuries can result in significant immediate pain and suffering as well as longer recovery times. Depending on the severity of the burn, individuals not only…

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What Are the Degrees of Burns?

By Butler Prather LLP on May 25, 2022

Individuals who sustain burn injuries often have to undergo extensive medical treatment in order to make a recovery. In many cases, these injuries are caused by the careless or negligent actions of others. Here, we want to more closely examine the various levels of severity of burn injuries. These levels of severity are classified by “degrees.” What are the Burn Degree Classifications? When we examine information available from WebMD and the University of Rochester Medical Center, we can see that burns are now classified from first degree to fourth degree. In the past, there were only really three degrees of…

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Types Of Burn Injuries

By Butler Prather LLP on May 23, 2022

Burn injuries occur in a wide variety of ways, and it is not uncommon for these injuries to be caused by the careless or negligent actions of other individuals or entities. There are various types of burn injuries that a person can sustain. Here, we want to review the common causes and types of burn injuries that occur in the state of Georgia. Types of Burn Injuries Georgia Residents Could Sustain When we examine information available from WebMD, we can see that individuals can sustain a wide range of types of burn injuries. These injuries can occur as a result…

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How to Determine the Settlement of a Burn Injury Claim

By Butler Prather LLP on October 15, 2019

Personal injury case settlements can be incredibly difficult to determine. When dealing with burn injuries, a variety of factors will ultimately do into how much a settlement will be worth. Burn injury cases often result in larger settlements than other personal injury cases. The biggest factors will include the severity of the burn, the negligence or intentions of the defendant, as well as how much the defendant can pay. How did the incident occur? Answering how and why a burn injury occurred is important. The defendant’s liability can impact the amount of money a judge or jury is ready to…

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Which Burn Injuries Can Completely Heal?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 13, 2018

Burns are severe injuries that can take quite a long time to fully heal. One of the most prevalent questions among burn injury victims is which types of burn injuries can completely heal. Some burns may require surgical intervention to restore function in the affected areas, while other burns may leave permanent scarring and disfigurement. The type of burn, the severity, and the location of the burn on the victim’s body are all important factors when it comes to predicting recovery. What is the Degree Scale for Burns? Most burns that affect the surface of the skin fall into a…

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