Burn Injuries Archives

An overview of burn injuries

Although a burn can be a serious event, most result in minor injuries that will heal with time. Common types of minor burns that occur to Missouri residents include contact with a hot iron, contact with hot water or accidentally touching a hot stove. Although it may sound counterintuitive, it is possible to suffer a burn after touching a cold surface. These occur when wet skin is exposed to cold temperatures, wind or generally cold conditions.

The psychology of burn injuries

Severe burns are among the most life-changing injuries a person can suffer. Burns are incredible painful, can cause severe disfigurement and often stem from traumatic events that make emotional recovery a long-term process. If your loved one suffered a serious burn, understanding the psychological impact their injury may cause can be helpful and allow you to support them throughout their rehabilitation.

Risk of burn injuries prompts recall of children's pajamas

There are many things that St. Louis, Missouri, parents need to be aware of where their children are involved. One thing that many probably don’t spend much time thinking about is how safe their pajamas are. As it turns out, if not treated properly during manufacturing, a child’s pajamas could put them at risk for burn injuries

Could temperature sensitive lids reduce beverage scaldings?

Many residents of St. Louis, Missouri, likely remember the personal injury lawsuit filed against McDonalds over two decades ago, by a woman who was seriously burned when the coffee bought via the restaurant’s drive thru spilled on her. The woman prevailed and the restaurant lowered the temperature that it serves the beverage. Despite the warnings this case provided both proprietors as well as customers purchasing coffee, individuals are still burned by hot beverages.

Claimants agree to settlement in gas can explosions

Burns are some of the most horrendous injuries a person can experience. Burn victims often require ongoing treatment for years to come, not to mention the excruciating pain they experience. Injuries can include first-, second-, or third-degree burns, disfigurement, amputations, scarring and even death.

Annual conference focuses on healing from burns

When someone is injured in an accident, how quickly and the extent to which they will heal varies depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. While no injury is desirable, burns are some of the most difficult to recover from. In addition to taking a long time to heal, the injuries are painful, both physically as well as emotionally. Because of the scars that remain it can be difficult for injured individuals to move forward even after the wounds have healed.

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