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Have You Suffered A Burn Injury In Louisiana? Burn injuries are excruciating and often leave physical and psychological scars. Medical and financial recovery can be difficult with a burn injury because no two accidents are the same. There are many…

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Have You Suffered A Burn Injury In Louisiana?

Burn injuries are excruciating and often leave physical and psychological scars. Medical and financial recovery can be difficult with a burn injury because no two accidents are the same. There are many ways that someone can suffer a burn injury- an accidental burn while attending a gathering or bonfire or a burn caused by an unsafe product. If you or a loved one falls victim to a burn injury, we recommend that you speak with an experienced Louisiana burn injury attorneyThey can help you to determine if you have a case to recover expenses related to your burn injury. 

Burn Classification

Burns are classified depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin’s surface. Depending on the severity, burns are classified as first, second, third, or fourth-degree burns. Typically, a first-degree burn is not dangerous, while a second, third, or fourth-degree burn patient should seek medical attention immediately. Different forms of treatment are required for different levels of burns.

Symptoms of Burn Classification

Understanding the symptoms of the various degrees of burns can be useful when deciding the best treatment for the injury. Providing immediate treatment following a burn can help prevent pain, scarring, and deformities. However, the type of treatment that can be useful for one degree may be harmful to another. That is the reason to seek professional medical attention. 


First Degree Burn Classification

A first-degree burn is also known as a superficial burn. The epidermis, or outer layer, of skin, is the only area affected by a first-degree burn. The burn area is painful and red, and possibly swelling may occur, but blisters will not be evident. The wound should begin healing quickly and have little to no lasting damage.


Second Degree Burn Classification

A second-degree burn is also known as a partial thickness burn. The second layer of skin, or the dermis, is involved with this burn. As with first degree burns, the burn area will be painful and red, but often the skin will blister as well. After receiving the burn, blistering may begin immediately, or it may take time. There could be a small amount of scarring after a second-degree burn. 


Third Degree Burn Classification

Third-degree burns are also known as full-thickness burns. Third-degree burns go through the epidermis and dermis layers and destroy both layers. The area of a third-degree burn may be numb due to the possible destruction of nerves. The feel and appearance of the skin with a third-degree burn may be altered, and might appear to be tan or white and will be tough or leathery in some cases.


Fourth Degree Burn Classification 

The most severe type of burn is a fourth-degree burn. The fourth-degree burn goes through both the skin and tissue, and bones and muscles are affected as well. The skin might be blackened or charred or burned away completely. This type of burn can lead to nerve damage, resulting in the patient not feeling pain.


Burn Treatment Based on Classification

It may be complex determining some burns classification, especially for large ones, as the severity may differ in various locations. In this case, treat the burn according to the highest visible degree. For burns that appear to be second-degree or higher, seek medical treatment right away.

Patients who have suffered a burn injury are in danger of going into shock. Prevent infection by bandaging the area, but be careful not to tear or damage the skin. Avoid applying ice, ointments, or blowing on the burn area due to the possibility of tearing the skin.

If you or someone you care about is a burn injury victim, learn your legal rights by contacting an experienced New Orleans burn injury lawyer.


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