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Treatments for Serious Burns Caused by Construction Accidents in NJ


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12/17/2012
Manfred Ricciardelli
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If you are coping with a New Jersey construction injury, you know that it only takes an instant for your life to be turned upside-down. But for burn victims, that moment may be just the beginning of a recovery that includes scarring, disfigurement, or even permanent disability. 

Here are just a few treatments Morristown burn injury victims may need: 

  • Hydration. All burns, whether they are chemical or thermal, increase the risk of dehydration. Victims are usually given IV fluids to rehydrate, helping their blood pressure and heart rate return to normal.
  • Sterilization. Your doctor will need to decontaminate your burn wound as quickly as possible to avoid long-term injury. The wound and the skin around it must be cleaned thoroughly before and after surgery.
  • Chemical treatment. If you have suffered a chemical burn, your surgeon will need to determine if the chemical is water-reactive to avoid further damage, and discover if there is an antidote or solvent that may counteract the chemical’s effects.
  • Surgery. If the tissue damage is extensive, your doctor may need to remove the dead tissues and replace them with living patches of skin from elsewhere on your body, also known as skin grafting.
  • Isolation. After the surgery, you may be placed in a sterile environment for a few days and given a strong course of antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • Recovery. Burn victims typically must spend a few weeks recovering from surgery, during which they may need a tetanus booster to avoid infection and pain medications to ease their suffering. 

These injuries are extremely painful, and can cause victims to suffer emotionally as well as physically. The legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can get you compensation for your work injury losses, starting with your first FREE consultation. 

Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link above to download our FREE electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers Comp Guide. 



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