Young Children Are Especially Susceptible to Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be especially painful to young children.Burn injuries can be especially painful to young children.

Approximately 20,000 children under the age of 4 are hospitalized every year because of burn injuries and every day at least two children die from burn injuries.

Anyone who has accidentally brushed up against a boiling pot of water or spilled a cup of hot coffee on themselves knows that burn injuries are among the most painful of experiences. People usually think of the heart or liver when they are asked to name an organ and rarely do  they think of the skin, however, the skin is the largest human organ stretching almost 20 square feet.

Our skin acts as a shield forming a protective barrier that protects us from the heat and cold and dangerous bacteria, chemicals and other harmful substances and conditions. Our skin also allows us to communicate with the outside world. The skin is made-up millions of receptors that sense cold, heat, texture and pain. These sensory receptors send signals to our brain which lets our bodies know that something is cold or hot. Because burns create serious damage they generate some of the strongest pain signals.

Every day 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms all across the United States for burn injuries. Approximately 20,000 children under the age of 4 are hospitalized every year because of burn injuries. Everyday at least 2 children die from burn injuries. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are especially susceptible to scald burns caused by hot liquids and steam while older children usually sustain flame burns.

The most common child burn injuries include:

Burns are some of the most painful injuries a child can experience. Burns can also result in many complications. A young burn victim is susceptible to the following complications:

  • Nerve damage
  • Death
  • Organ Failure
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss of limb

Greater Boston Area Wrongful Death and Child Burn Victim Personal Injury Attorneys

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If your child suffered a severe burn or disfiguring burn scar call our law offices today. Our law firm has a proven track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients and with over 35 years of legal experience, our child injury attorneys can represent you as well.

We understand that no amount of compensation can reduce the pain of losing a child to an accident, or undo long-term damage or injuries your child may have suffered as a result of a burn, but we can help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions and products. The law entitles you to seek compensation to help you recover any financial losses due to medical bills and lost income, or funeral expenses, as well as entitles you to seek compensation for any future expenses.

We know that talking about your case can be emotionally difficult and we treat all our clients with respect and compassion — there is no pressure and you pay nothing unless we recover for you. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our law offices today to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 or click the link below to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Our personal injury lawyers assist burn accident victims throughout Southeast Massachusetts including, but not limited to, those in the following counties, cities and towns: Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Norton; and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville.