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12 Oct Fire and Burn Safety for Older Adults

Older adults experience more life-threatening fire and burn injuries than any other age group. The issue of fire and burn safety for seniors is a good news- bad news scenario.  The bad news is that everyone will inevitably grow old.  “Nothing is certain, except death...

21 Sep Whose Fault Was It? Determining Negligence

A key component of any potential injury lawsuit is determining fault.  Whose fault was the accident that caused or contributed to the serious burn injury? There are many different kinds of claims that one may bring after suffering a burn injury, the type of lawsuit...

29 Aug Insomnia After Burn Injury

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that plagues millions of people worldwide. It exists in countless torturous forms: difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in staying asleep, poor quality of sleep, waking too early, and even nightmares. It is relentless -- affecting health, sleep, and work...

15 Jul Getting The Legal Help You Deserve – I

The expansion of specialized knowledge in burn treatment is very welcome good news for burn survivors.  This expertise has increased victims’ chances of survival exponentially. In fact, now there is a 94.8% survival rate among patients admitted to burn units. However, the down side of this...

29 Jun The Use of Pressure Garments

Following a severe burn injury where the outer layer and part of the dermis is destroyed, you may be told to wear a pressure garment to prevent and control excess scar formation, and ensure a smooth and flat healing of the skin surface. Undamaged skin is...

25 May E-Cigarette Explosions

Call them what you will – electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) they are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with a variety of flavorings and other chemicals to users in vapor instead of smoke. Now a $2.2 billion industry, e--cigarette use...

18 May Burns in the Workplace

Burns are a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 265,000 deaths annually. In the United States, burn injuries are second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The majority of these burns occur in...

03 May An Introduction to Fourth Degree Burns

Fourth degree burns are the most serious, insidious, and life-threatening of all burns. In order to understand their complexities, we must first understand the structure of each layer of skin. It is also important to know how all burns are classified - both by the...