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Burn Injury

With over 20 years of experience Lawyer David I. Fuchs has  successfully represent burn injury victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious burn and other injuries because of the negligence of a third party.  Attorney David I. Fuchs will also fight for you if you have been suffered serious and catastrophic burns by virtue of a slip and fall or other accident on the property of a third party due to the negligence of the owner of property whether that property be a private home, apartment or condo, shopping mall, strip mall, shopping center, department store, supermarket, gas station, public sidewalk, street or pathway, park or recreation center, convenience store, or any other public, government or private property.

Burn injuries can have a number of causes, from sunlight to chemicals. Burn injuries are notoriously painful and can be serious and disfiguring, depending on their location and severity.

Burn Injury Classification
Burns are often classified according to degree:
· First-degree burns are the most common and least threatening. They involve damage only to the outer layer of skin. A mild to moderate sunburn is an example of a painful but relatively minor first-degree burn.
· Second-degree burns are deeper and cause damage to the underlying layer of skin, the dermis. These burns are extremely painful and may blister. As long as second-degree burns cover only a small area of the body, they do not usually pose serious health risks.
· Third-degree burns are the most serious and can even be life threatening when they cover large areas of the body. Third-degree burns destroy all layers of skin. Victims may be in pain, although in cases in which the nerve endings are destroyed, the area may feel numb. Third-degree burns require immediate medical treatment and often leave permanent scars.

The severity of a burn is also influenced by other factors, such as the source of the burn, its location and extent, the victim’s medical history, and the age of the victim. Some burn injuries can threaten the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Burn injury victims sometimes experience emotional and psychological trauma as well. Another major concern after serious burn injuries is shock.

Thermal Burns
Thermal burns are caused by contact with flames, steam, hot liquids, or hot objects. A tap water burn is an example of a thermal burn. Thermal burns are classified as either first, second, or third degree. When burns are severe or cover large areas of the body (such as those that occur as a result of scalding shower water, for example), advanced medical care may be needed.

Chemical Burns
Chemical burns occur when a victim’s skin is exposed to caustic chemicals. Chemical burns can be caused by contact with an acidic or an alkaline substance.

Light Burns
Light burns are caused by exposure to sunlight or another source of intense ultraviolet light. Light burns range from mild to very severe.

Radiation Burns
Radiation burns can be extremely serious. They are caused by exposure to nuclear radiation or ultraviolet light. A trained physician should treat even small burns caused by nuclear radiation as soon as possible.

Lawyer David I. Fuchs will also represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  3.  Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  5. Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs.

After a collision or other accident caused by the negligence of another it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene, and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling Attorney David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your burn injury case. Lawyer David I. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, long and or short term care, rehabilitation, and any lost wages and medical bills.

Call Fort Lauderdale Attorney David I. Fuchs Toll Free at 800-570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your burn injury case. You may also write to injury attorney David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.”

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