Ajlouny Injury law protects the rights of burn victims, helping you file a personal injury claim.
Injury from fire is painful and will probably require long tern rehabilitation. Burn injuries caused by an explosion, car or house fire, can be traumatic, life-threatening, and permanent. The New York law firm of Ajlouny Injury Law represents individuals and family members in cases involving burn injuries from fires, chemicals, and defective products. If you have suffered a burn or scar from an accident, you need an attorney that will work to get you the type of settlement that will help you recover both physically and financially from your accident.
If you have suffered burn injuries, you need to focus on your recovery without worrying about medical bills, time away from work, or family support obligations. You deserve financial compensation. Ajlouny Injury law protects the rights of burn victims, helping you file a personal injury claim.
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Burn accident causes:
- Car accidents
- Dangerous product injuries
- Boiling hot water spills
- Residential fire
- Electrical fire
New York Burn Injury Attorney
Burns received as a result of motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) create special problems in their care, as they are frequently severe and are often associated with other injuries. One hundred seventy-eight consecutive patients with burns sustained in an MVA were studied. The mean TBSA burn was 33.9%. The mortality was 24.7%, but the mean burn size in this fatal group was almost doubled at 63.9%. The injury most commonly associated with death was inhalation injury (in 36.3%). Thirty-six per cent of the patients sustained other injuries in addition to their burn, the most frequent of which was to the musculoskeletal system (67 injuries). Multiple trauma had little effect on mortality unless severe, but fractures especially complicated burn wound care unless surgically stabilized. Current methods of management are presented along with our approach to multiply injured burn patients.
More than 50% of all gas explosions injuries occurred in private households. The mortality correlated significantly with higher burned total body surface area (TBSA), higher abbreviated burn severity index (ABSI) score, accompanying inhalation injuries, and lung contusions. Although mean ABSI score and burned TBSA were similar in men and women (6 vs. 7 and 22% vs. 21%), the female mortality from gas explosions was noticeably higher, albeit not statistically significant due to small patient numbers (32% vs. 17%). Although mean burned TBSA, ABSI scores, and intensive care unit lengths of stay in patients with burns from gas explosions were comparable and not significantly different compared with all burn patients treated in our burn center (TBSA: 22% vs. 17%; ABSI: 6 vs. 6; and intensive care unit lengths of stay: 12 vs. 11 days), the mortality from gas explosions was significantly higher (21% vs. 12%, p = 0.04).
This general estimate is derived mainly from federal surveys which provide annual estimates of hospital admissions and visits to hospital emergency departments. The estimate range acknowledges that some burns may have been treated solely at hospital clinics, community health centers, or private medical offices. Such burns are more likely to be minor, and the number of such facilities sampled is too small to provide reliable estimates for burns.
Sources: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables (accessed on January 22, 2015, at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/web_tables.htm#2011).
This total includes 2,745 deaths from residential fires, 310 from vehicle crash fires, and 220 from other sources. One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes. The odds of a U.S. resident dying from exposure to fire, flames or smoke is 1 in 1442. Fire and inhalation deaths are combined because deaths from thermal burns in fires cannot always be distinguished from deaths from inhalation of toxins in smoke.
Sources: National Fire Protection Association: Fire Loss in the U.S. during 2014 (accessed on 2/8/16, at http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-in-the-us/overall-fire-problem/fire-loss-in-the-united-states). National Safety Council Injury Facts Sheet 2015 (accessed 2/8/16, at http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/injury-facts-odds-of-dying.aspx).
Over 60% of the estimated U.S. acute hospitalizations related to burn injury were admitted to 128 burn centers. Such centers now average over 200 annual admissions for burn injury and skin disorders requiring similar treatment. The other 4,500 U.S. acute care hospitals average less than 3 burn admissions per year.
Sources: National Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS: 2010 data); National Hospital Discharge Survey (2010 data); recent 100% hospitalization data from several states.