Burns are one of the most painful injuries one can endure. Studies show that 10% of over 450,000 emergency room visits are victims who need long-term care for burn damage. Although most victims have a high survival rate, many fail to realize the impact it can leave on their brain and its cognitive abilities. And unlike a visible scar or apparent tissue damage, brain damage is harder to detect.
Cerebral hypoxia is the most common type of condition following an accidental fire. The combination of smoke, chemicals, and irritants can cut off oxygen levels from the brain. During that process, brain cells start dying. That’s why victims must escape the blaze as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, most people who get diagnosed require months of expensive treatment to try and restore their brain and life to normal.
The financial burden is never easy though. And you shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket expenses for accidents caused by the negligent or reckless acts of another. Once you or a loved one have become aware of this condition, try to consult with a fire injury attorney as soon as possible. We want to ensure that you recover maximum compensation for the long-term impact cerebral hypoxia might have on your life.
Burns caused by an electric shock are just as harmful to the brain. When victims are exposed to live currents, the amount flowing through the body is enough to cut oxygen from the brain, weaken the respiratory system, and cause permanent disability.
The road to recovery is unfortunately uncertain. With either brain injury, chances are you’ll need years of occupational therapy in addition to surgery. With any negligent burn and brain accident case, an experienced injury lawyer can recover full and fair compensation without question. Having us on your side will maximize your chances for recovery and provide you with the legal expertise you need during such a challenging time.