Hot Beverages and Food Can Easily Burn Delicate Skin
Every day, children are burned by hot water or food. These incidents send young children to the emergency room on a regular basis. The biggest culprits are typically hot foods—sometimes still on the stove—as well as hot bath water and spilled drinks, such as hot coffee. Children can suffer from first, second, or third degree burns as a result of coming into contact with hot foods and liquids.
If your child was injured in a burn accident due to hot foods or liquids, there is a chance that someone else is responsible. Whether the incident occurred at daycare, a friend’s house, or a restaurant, children are burned as a result of negligence and carelessness every day. You and your family should not have to bear the brunt of the medical costs and your child should not have to suffer permanent disfigurement, as a result of the incident.
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When it comes to professionals who look after children, or food that is prepared for children, there are certain precautions that must be taken in order to ensure the food or liquids aren’t dangerously hot. Some of the very basic steps which can be taken include ensuring that any cooking pots are on the back burners instead of front burners, caretakers should try food and liquids first before giving them to children to make sure they aren’t too hot, and restaurants should make sure that food and liquids aren’t above a certain temperature when served to customers.
One of the most common ways children are burned by hot liquids is spilled coffee in restaurants and diners. These facilities often serve coffee especially hot and, in some instances, could be found liable if someone is injured as a result. Regardless of who the coffee is intended for, restaurants must exercise reasonable care in ensuring that patrons are not injured by the temperature of their products.
A number of children are also injured each year while under the supervision of a daycare, preschool, nursery facility, or at a friend’s house. These individuals also owe children a duty of reasonable care when it comes to ensuring that they do not come into contact with food or liquid that will burn them.
Symptoms and Treatment for Food and Liquid Burns
Children can be injured in numerous ways as a result of coming into contact with food and/or liquids that are too hot. Second and third degree burns can cause severe pain, blistering, numbness, swelling, infection, and other symptoms. While some minor burns can initially be treated by running cool water over the area or placing a cold compress (water only and not ice) on the burn for several minutes, it is crucial that your child get medical attention immediately for serious burns. Second or third-degree burn require immediate medical assistance.
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