Category Archives: Burn Injury

A severe burn injury has the potential to scar, disfigure or even disable a person. Are there ways for a Bay Area injury attorney to help these victims?

Oakland Ghost Ship Lawsuit filed after Warehouse Fire Claims 36 Lives

An Oakland Ghost Ship lawsuit filed against Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse owner alleges numerous people were aware of the dangers the building posed long before the deadly blaze claimed 36 lives in December. Families of individuals killed in the warehouse are teaming up in a lawsuit against Ghost Ship’s owners as well as employees of … Read More

National Burn Awareness Week focuses on scald prevention

Many people in California suffer from serious scald burns while food is being cooked or hot liquids are being served. In 2013, there were nearly 70,000 hospital emergency room visits in the U.S. that were related to scald burn injuries. Children under the age of 4 suffered from almost 25 percent of these injuries.

The affects of burn injuries and how to deal with them

California residents may be surprised to learn that on an annual basis more than 30,000 individuals who suffer a burn injury in Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey alone require treatment at a hospital emergency room. The most common result of burn injuries is discomfort and pain, depending on how badly the victim was burned. … Read More

Treating electrical burns in California

Although an electrical burn may appear to only impact the skin, it can do damage to underlying tissue as well as vital organs. Therefore, it may be a good idea to seek treatment from a medical professional as soon as it is safe to do so. Those who encounter someone who has sustained an electrical … Read More

California workers may be at risk for acid burns

A report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a chemical called hydrofluoric acid could be harmful to California workers and others all across the country. Between 2001 and 2013, it was revealed that 48 car wash workers in the state of Washington suffered burns after coming into contact with … Read More

The different types of burn injuries

As many California residents know, burns can be the result of accidents that occur in the home, in the workplace or in commercial environments such as a restaurant. In many cases, they are treatable with ice and by keeping the area clean in order to prevent infection. However, some burns can cause significant harm and … Read More

E-cigarette explodes, burns man’s face

According to reports, a California man suffered burns to his face when an e-cigarette at his place of employment exploded, causing him injury. The accident reportedly occurred on Feb. 8 at the Stage Stop Liquor Store in Ramona where the man worked. Reportedly, the cigarette exploded, cutting the man’s face and breaking a glass display … Read More

What are burn injuries?

California residents may be interested to learn that a burn injury is defined as severe skin damage caused by excessive heat, resulting in the death of affected cells. Burns can range from the slight discomfort of touching a too-hot cup of coffee to the life-threatening damage caused by a house fire or propane explosion. Burns … Read More

In-N-Out Burger held liable for burns suffered from hot coffee

If you watched the news in the 1990s then chances are you probably heard about the famous products liability case Liebeck v. McDonald’s. As you may remember, the case involved a 79-year-old woman who suffered third-degree burns after spilling a cup of the fast food chain’s coffee in her lap. She sued and was awarded … Read More

Improperly secured lid causes California woman’s burn injuries

Approximately 20 years ago, there was a personal injury lawsuit that caught national attention, drawing varied reactions. Many people still remember the basic details about the burn injury lawsuit. The party that was injured in this case was a woman who had purchased coffee that proved to be excessively hot at a McDonald’s restaurant. The … Read More

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