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Burn Injuries

Defective Products can Cause Serious Chemical Burns Recently, a nine-year-old boy living in Hinsdale, New York, suffered severe burns when his Skechers light-up sneakers malfunctioned, according to Metro UK. During a “water day” at his school, his athletic shoes got wet and began leaking battery acid. He suffered second-degree burns and was unable to walk due…

According to the 2016 National Burn Repository, published by the American Burn Association, of more than two-hundred thousand burn cases which led to a hospital visit, more than 6,000 resulted in death. When a person is injured as a result of heat, radiation, electricity, or chemicals, whether the damage is…

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the most recent data available associated with burn injuries is from 2013, where there were 3,470 deaths and 15,925 injuries in the U.S. caused by fires. When looking at the numbers, these casualties were not equally distributed across the population. In fact, adults…

When a high profile case makes it to a courtroom, the general population is nearly guaranteed to hear all about it in overwhelming amounts. Mainstream media and social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ allow popular stories to spread like wildfire across the internet. Speaking of hot topics; we’ve all…

Statistics published by the American Burn Association (ABA) [1] indicate that an estimated 450,000 individuals in the United States must undergo some type of medical treatment for burn injuries on an annual basis. Furthermore, at least 40,000 people suffer severe enough burn injuries that they require long-term stays in burn centers,…