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Procedures used to treat burns

| Nov 6, 2019 | Burn Injuries |

Fire, other forms of heat and various chemicals can be useful for people in Louisiana in their daily lives. It can allow people to cook their food, drink hot beverages, clean up messes and many chemicals are used in many industries that people work in. However, these elements can also be dangerous if used improperly and people are burned as a result. Severe burn injuries can have serious consequences for the victims and create difficulties for them.

In order to treat the burns people may need to go to the hospital and undergo various treatments. These can include water-based treatments, ointments and creams, pain medication, drugs to prevent infections and other treatments. Though, severe burns may require much more medical treatment, such as surgeries and other procedures.

Some people will need breathing assistance if a person is burned around the neck and it swells. People may also need feeding tubes. Deep burns may require skin grafts when the skin is completely burned away. In some situations, people will also need plastic surgery for scarring and to increase flexibility around the burns.

These procedures are expensive though, and people can be in the hospital for lengthy periods of time. Burns often require rehabilitation after being released.

Unfortunately, many people in Louisiana suffer burns each year. While not all burns are severe and can be treated relatively easily, others will require significant medical treatment. This can be very costly and that is why compensation can be very valuable. The compensation would come from the people or entity responsible for causing the burn.