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Burn Injuries Leave Psychological Scars, Too

The psychological ramifications of burn injuries linger long after the acute phase of the injury has passed. Medical advances have improved the survivability of burns to such a degree that many burn patients who would have died a decade or two ago now can be predicted to live.

Yet the quality of life issues remain. Data indicates that 30 percent of adults who survive their burns demonstrate chronic moderate to severe social and/or psychological problems. This is in contrast with the high adjustment rate of the majority of pediatric burn survivors.

Making sure that a burn patient is presented with opportunities for psychosocial treatment is vital. This should begin as early as possible to help patients transition successfully through each phase of the burn treatment process and extend far into their recovery and rehabilitation.

All of these treatments — physical, psychological and rehabilitative — come with hefty price tags. The last thing that an already traumatized burn patient needs is to worry about going bankrupt or burdening family due to their medical bills.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP, we understand the tremendous stresses burn patients undergo as they struggle to heal and resume some semblance of their old lives. We approach our clients with the utmost empathy and sensitivity possible and work with them every step of the way to make sure that their cases get the best possible resolution.

If you have been burned in an at-fault accident due to someone’s negligence or reckless behavior, we can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.