Burn Injury Statistics — The American Burn Association estimates that 500,000 people in this country receive medical care each year for a burn injury and 40,000 are hospitalized. About 4,000 people die from fires and burns annually.
Serious burn injuries are extraordinarily painful, require specialized medical treatment and often leave permanent physical and emotional scars. If you suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you have a legal right to be compensated for damages.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, have decades of experience getting favorable results for people with burn injuries. We help clients recover financial compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or salary, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our law firm won compensation for a child who was severely burned because of a Halloween costume that was flammable. We have also represented patients who were burned by defective or inappropriately used medical instruments.
Causes of Burn Fatalities
- 46 percent from fire or flames
- 32 percent from scalds
- 8 percent from contact with hot objects
- 4 percent from electrical burns
- 3 percent from chemical burns
Burn injuries can be caused by a defective product, a motor vehicle accident, a construction accident or even by medical malpractice. Because of our depth of legal experience in these areas, we are well positioned to help people with burn injuries receive maximum compensation for the full extent of their losses.
Our extensive background in medical negligence is particularly helpful in burn injury claims because of the associated risk of complications and hospital-acquired infections.
If you or a family member sustained a serious burn injury due to negligence, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state.