We all strive to keep our children safe and secure to allow them to enjoy life and realize their full potential. Despite our best efforts, children will be injured and require emergency care. According to the United States Center for Disease Control the leading causes of injuries to children are unintentional injuries. Every day, over 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries and 2 of those 300 children die because of their burns.
Researchers report that younger children are more likely to sustain injuries from scalding that are caused by hot liquids or steam, while older children are reportedly more likely to sustain injuries from flame burns that are caused by direct contact with fire.
A severe burn injury is among the most painful of injuries that the human body can suffer, both physical and emotional. The immediate shock of the event often makes it difficult for parents to access appropriate emergency care and information on ‘what to expect’ of the treatment not only the physical, but the emotional scars. Transfer criteria have been established for the types of burn injuries that are recommended to for treatment in a Burn Center such as Houston’s Memorial Hermann Medical Center and Galveston’s Shriners Hospital – Pediatric Burn Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Center Adult Burn Center.
The Law Office of J. Michael Solar PLLC’s experience in prosecuting claims arising out of explosions, fires and chemical burns, together with its access to a broad array of experts from several different fields, combine to serve all aspects of our clients’ needs: investigative, legal, medical, reconstructive, physical and psychotherapy and vocational counseling for resuming studies, favorite pass times and work.