Many Southern California residents may know that burn injuries can be notoriously hard to recover from, depending on the severity of the injury. And, burn injuries can happen in a wide variety of circumstances, such as work accidents, household accidents and – perhaps most commonly – car accidents. When a Southern California resident suffers a burn injury, no matter what the circumstances, the recovery time can be difficult.
For instance, some burns, such as third-degree burns, can be so severe that the victim needs to stay at a rehabilitation center in order to receive the medical care that is needed to treat and recover from the injury. Receiving treatment at these types of facilities can allow for the time that is needed for new skin to heal.
However, even after a victim is discharged from a burn rehabilitation center, special attention on the burn area will likely remain a point of focus for the victim in continuing to care for the injury. Bathing, for instance, is obviously still required, but it can be uncomfortable to bath highly sensitive new skin. On top of that, the skin may be extra dry, requiring the application of lotion or other soothing balms. The development of itching and blisters can be other issues that pop up throughout the process of recovering from a burn injury.
For those who will face the prospect of additional medical care due to the severity of their burn injury, there may be options to cover the added medical expenses. If the burns were the result of another party’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit could be pursued in order to attempt to receive financial compensation.
Source: uihealthcare.org, “Caring for Your Burn After Hospitalization,” Accessed Sep. 5, 2016