What Are the Safest Burn Scar Treatments for Children?

What Are the Safest Burn Scar Treatments for Children?

April 23, 2021 Off By Glespynorson

Negligent Burn Accidents

Every year at least 450,000 people find treatment in the emergency room and hospital for severe burns. Out of these 450,000 burn victims, 3,400 people die in this country as a result of a burn. 

The majority of these burned adults and children are due to the negligence of other people. The majority of burn victims are destined towards long-term treatment that victims cannot afford to pay. Victims of burn accidents cost hundreds of thousands of dollars every year,

  • Hospital in-patient care
  • At-home care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Medications
  • Surgical interventions
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of School and more

Adults and children receive severe burns every day from various situations such as vehicle accidents and chemical burns due to the negligent actions of private individuals and companies.

If someone else caused the burns to an adult or child, why should that family bear the burden of this massive cost? 

There is a seasoned and experienced burn injury attorney in Indiana who tirelessly fights and advocates burn victims and their families for over 45 years.

It is not easy when an adult suffers severe burns. When a child suffers severe burns, the situation is much worse. There are many common-place activities we find ourselves in every day that could result in severe burn injuries. These possibilities are all around us every day.

  • Open fire and flames
  • Hot surfaces
  • Electricity
  • Chemicals and caustic acids
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Workplace fires, explosions by boilers, machinery,
  • Thermal burns from restaurant fryers and grills
  • In-Home burn injuries from hot stoves, ovens, microwaves, dryers, battery chargers, extension cords
  • Defective products
  • Lack of safety control

An individual may find themselves in an unavoidable situation that caused them severe burns. Other individuals become severely burned due to another person’s negligent actions and reckless behavior. This Indiana attorney advocate for burn victims helps the victim and their family receive compensation from the responsible individual (s). Compensation pays for an endless list of unexpected costs bringing a bit of peace to the victim and their family for all the pain and suffering endured.

There is no other burn victim attorney who is more compassionate, seasoned, experienced, and empathetic toward his burn victim clients. Burn victims have sound rights under the law and are entitled to a settlement to pay for these many unexpected costs. No compensation is the same because every case is different depending on the severity of the burn injury. The difference between a burn injury and another injury is the severity of the burns, the high level of pain, suffering, and permanent scarring. The victim may be required to have numerous surgeries throughout their future years.

Our Attorney Takes a look at, 

  • The actions of the negligent person
  • The intentions of the defendant
  • The severity of the burns
  • The extent to which the negligent person or company can pay
  • Permanent disability of the victim
  • The end of a successful career of the victim

The Safest Modern Burn Scar Treatments for Children

One of the leading hospitals in the United States is Shriner Hospitals for Children. The National Institute of Health supports their treatment of Carbon Dioxide or CO2 laser. This hospital leads the way for cutting-edge technologies of burns in children. Leading doctors serving children with burns must per highly precise and on target when utilizing any burn treatment. Innovative and state-of-the-art scar treatments found at Shriner are as follows.

  • Lasers enhance healing and appearance and shrink abnormal excess of blood vessels, forming red scars.
  • Carbon Dioxide or CO2 laser targets thick fibrous collagen, hypertrophic and contracted scars
  • Pressure Garments adjusted with precise pressure available as a full-cloth bodysuit to a plastic flexible and pliable mask over the face worn for a few months up to three years.

As a parent, it is critical to know where the child is, what they are doing, and where you are and what you are doing. The safest burn treatment is prevention of possible burns. However, the strictest and most attentive parent can lose focus on what they and their child are doing every minute of the day. Unfortunately, bad burn accidents happen every day.

As the child recovers and the appearance of the scar forms the parents can perform the safest treatment at home coupled with therapy recommendations. Know that every child forms scars differently, and it can take from a few months up to two years for scars to heal completely. PNB Parivar.  A parent can do steps at home to ensure the scar becomes flattened, smooth, and flexible. These approaches assure that the scar is less painful and noticeable by others.

  • Once the burn heals, wash the area daily with mild soap and rinse well with water, pat dry.
  • Apply an excellent fragrance-free moisturizer or oil to the scar three to five times each day to soften the tissue.
  • Your child’s therapist can give you motion exercises to do a range of motion and scar massage daily. Massage gently in all directions.
  • Protect the skin with an excellent sun protection lotion with at least SPF 30. Allow the child to play outside when the sun is least hot such as in the morning and evening.

A Call to Action for Negligent Burn Compensation

If you, your child, or a beloved family member was burned in a negligent accident, please give us a call as soon as possible. We want to hear your story and help you gain a fair and just settlement to help with your rising medical cost related to burn recovery.

If you were injured, you lost wages and need to regain your income and cost of living. We can do this through a settlement. Never allow a negligent person to get away with a careless action that hurt you or your child.