Burn Injuries and Medical Malpractice
When a patient seeks treatment for a burn injury, doctors and nurses must act carefully in order to prevent serious complications. There are a number of issues associated with burns, and if these concerns aren’t monitored or handled properly, the consequences of this malpractice can be severe. Victims of improper burn treatment may require substantial additional medical care as a result of this medical malpractice, increasing their already significant financial burden for injury care.
Improper Care for Burn Injuries
Physicians have the responsibility to carefully follow the standards of practice when it comes to important steps in the burn treatment process, including the administration of care and monitoring of the healing process. However, the following medical errors or failures in burn injury treatment may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit:
- Failing to monitor infection risks
- Failing to manage pain
- Performing dangerous or poorly-executed skin grafts
- Failure to take steps to minimize severe scarring
These mistakes can have a considerable impact on a patient’s well-being, and they may lead to other health complications that require additional care. They can also drastically increase the financial burden of a burn injury, potentially leaving a patient unable to manage the cost of care.
If you have received improper or inadequate care for a burn injury, you may be eligible to fight for fair compensation to cover the costs associated with your treatment needs. Although this process may seem daunting, we can help you with you devise a legal plan appropriate for your situation. For a free consultation regarding your next steps, contact a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 today.