Defective Products and Burn Injuries

By Larry A. Tawwater on May 07, 2016

Patient being treated for a burn injuryThere are many types of injuries that a person can suffer, but perhaps none as painful as a burn injury. A burn injury is known to be one of the most intense types of injury, often resulting in significant, long-term pain. Many burn injuries could have been prevented. At Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, we have seen first-hand how a burn injury caused by a defective product can damage a person physically, emotionally, and financially. In these cases, we strive to ensure that burn injury victims are justly compensated by the manufacturer, distributor, or marketer of defective products. To learn more about burn injury and defective products, contact our Oklahoma City, OK practice.

Damages in Burn Injury Cases

Every burn injury case is unique because the damages suffered vary from case to case. Burn injuries are classified into one of three categories: first-degree burn, second-degree burn, and third-degree burn. While even a first-degree burn can be painful, the extent of injuries increases with the severity of the burn.

  • First-degree: A first-degree burn describes a burn in which the damage is limited to the outer layer of the skin. This is the most minor type of burn injury and often results in red, tender skin, along with pain.
  • Second-degree: A second-degree burn will cause damage to multiple layers of the skin. Those with second-degree burns often experience blistering along with severe pain.
  • Third-degree: Third-degree burns are the most painful and severe. Third-degree burns penetrate the skin and cause damage to the nerves, leading to extreme pain. These burns may also cause damage to the muscles and bone.

As the severity of a burn increases, so does the need for medical care. In third-degree burn cases, medical expenses can be significant. Additionally, long-term care is often needed, further adding to the financial costs of a severe burn.

Proving Liability in Defective Product Cases

There are many standards and laws that are intended to protect consumers from unsafe and misleading products. If a defective product causes a burn injury, the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or marketer of that product can be held liable for damages. In order to prove liability in defective product cases, two primary points must be proven: first, that an injury occurred as a result of the product, and second that, when the injury occurred, the product was being used as intended.

At Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC we have a team of lawyers experienced in product liability law, and we will work to show liability on the behalf of the responsible party. We will also work to ensure that our clients are adequately compensated for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and any other financial losses that occurred as a result of the burn injury.

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If a defective product has caused a burn injury, you have a right to seek compensation for damages suffered. To learn more about your legal rights and discuss the details of your case, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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